A former U.S. Marine was in custody Friday after authorities allegedly found pipe bombs in a room at a hotel in downtown Denver, where he stayed prior to flying to Los Angeles.
The suspect was identified in news reports as 36-year-old Adam Hayat, who flew into Los Angeles on Wednesday and was arrested Thursday at a Holiday Inn on La Cienega Boulevard.
The FBI’s Los Angeles field office referred questions about the case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver, where a spokesman indicated that a statement would be forthcoming. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles did not immediately respond to phone or email queries details about the case.
There have been no reports of explosives being found at the Holiday Inn, and it’s unclear how many devices were found at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown Denver where he had reportedly stayed.
Hayat is a U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent who served in Iraq, according to ABC7, which quoted law enforcement officials as saying that Hayat had knives on him when he was arrested in Los Angeles and that he may have flown to town to follow an ex-girlfriend.
—City News Service