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The singer for the rock band Cage The Elephant was arrested at a New York City hotel Thursday on weapons charges
Matthew Shultz, 39, faces two charges of criminal possession of a loaded firearm and two charges of criminal possession of a weapon,
Police said they received a 911 call at around 10 a.m. Thursday for a person in possession of a weapon inside the Bowery Hotel. Officers discovered two loaded firearms while executing a search warrant
Cage The Elephant, formed in 2006, released its fifth studio album, "Social Cues," in 2019, for which it won best rock album at the 2020 Grammy Awards
The rocker — whose band is known for the 2015 album “Tell Me I’m Pretty” — was caught after a worker saw him pull a gun from his pocket “in a public part” of the hotel
Two guns were later recovered from a bag in his hotel room, along with 11 Polaroid photos of the guns including some that depicted “a hand holding, pointing of the firearm,
Police responded to a 911 call and knocked on Shultz's door on Thursday morning to recover the weapons, a Sig Sauer and a Smith & Wesson.
Schultz’s attorney, Sam Talkin, told the judge that the guns were purchased legally and registered, but not in New York.
A judge set Schultz’s bail at $10,000 cash, which he posted Friday night. The rocker is scheduled to appear in court next on Feb. 22.