A Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa guest was arrested Friday night after allegedly firing gunshots inside his hotel room and assaulting a female medic.
Investigators said 42-year-old Tolga Azaz, of Mt. Sinai, N.Y., will be charged with three counts of unlawful weapons possession, as well as aggravated assault on an EMT.
Borgata security staffers responded shortly before 7 p.m. to Azaz's 17th-floor hotel room after he failed to check out. Security workers attempted to gain entry but found the door was blocked with a piece of furniture, according to investigators.
Police said security officers were eventually able to get inside the room, where they found Azaz sleeping on a sofa.
When a female AtlantiCare emergency technician began to check Azaz for injury or illness, he allegedly awoke and assaulted her. Police said Azaz was armed with a handgun in his waistband.
Security officers were able to detain Azaz and call Atlantic City police, according to authorities.
Investigators said the security personnel, as they awaited officers' arrival, found spent shell casings littering the floor. A further search of the room allegedly turned up two more loaded handguns.
Police said the room was also found to have sustained property damage from gunfire, though the shots were apparently fired earlier in the day, before security workers entered. No guests were injured during the incident.
Atlantic City police forensic detectives collected the handguns and processed the room. Police said they're continuing to investigate exactly when the shots were fired.
Azaz was taken for evaulation to AtlantiCare, where he remains under police guard.