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Va. man upset by price of hotel room pulls gun

Thursday - 5/10/2012, 11:02am  ET

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A room at the Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton. A Centreville man became upset Wednesday night over a qutoted price for a room and pulled a gun on a security guard. (Courtesy Ritz-Carlton)

ARLINGTON, Va. - Authorities say a man upset by the price of a room at a luxury hotel in northern Virginia has been arrested after brandishing a gun.

Arlington County police say 29-year-old Andrew Dziuk, of Centreville, was arrested early Wednesday and has been charged with brandishing a firearm, reckless handling of a firearm and being drunk in public.

Authorities say Dziuk went into the Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton hotel about 1:30 a.m. with two firearms on his belt. Police say the man asked about the availability of the rate of a room, became upset over the price and then walked outside.

Police when a security guard approached him, Dziuk pointed a gun at the guard that was loaded and cocked with the safety off. Police responded to the scene and arrested Dziuk.

Based on the Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton website, day rates for a Wednesday stay range between $599 to $799 a night.

Rooms this coming weekend are available from $239 to $459.

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