A man is in custody after police say he attacked a female EMT who was checking on him inside his room at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City.
Investigators say casino security and a locksmith tried to gain access to a room on the 17th floor belonging to 41-year-old Tolga Azaz of Mt. Sinai, New York. According to police, Tolga had not checked out of the hotel when he was supposed to.
Officials say a piece of furniture was blocking the door but security was eventually able to get inside. Once inside, they found Azaz asleep on a sofa.
Officials also say they discovered shell casings and two handguns inside the room as well as a third handgun in a holster on Azaz. According to investigators, the room was damaged by gunfire.
Police and medics were called to the scene. As a female EMT was checking on Azaz, he allegedly woke up and physically assaulted her. The woman was not seriously injured and no one else was hurt during the ordeal.
Azaz was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and aggravated assault on an EMT.
Investigators have not yet revealed what prompted Azaz to open fire inside the room earlier in the day.