DENVER — The man who is suspected of placing pipe bombs inside a Denver hotel room is back in Colorado after authorities located him near Los Angeles.
Police arrested Adam Hayat, a veteran who at one time served in the Marines, without conflict after police located the bombs in a safe in the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver where he stayed not long before.
An unpaid bill helped police track down exactly where the explosives were when a note scrawled in lipstick prompted a closer look at possible explosives.
Hayat has remained in federal custody since his arrest on the 16th, with a judge noting he posed risk to the "safety of any other person and the community."
A judge wrote that Hayat is "unemployed, (has) no known bail resources, no ties to this district, transient status, illegal drug use, general health issues, including mental, foreign travel experience."
Sources close to the original investigation said Hayat had reached out to the VA about five years ago, saying he wasn't being listened to.
Currently, Hayat faces charges of possession of firearms not registered with the National Firearms and registration Transfer Record. Penalty for such a charge is no more than 10 years in a federal prison and up to $250,000 in fines.
Hayat could appear in front of a judge in Denver as soon as Tuesday afternoon.