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Police investigating recording devices found at downtown Minneapolis Hyatt Regency

Police investigating recording devices found at downtown Minneapolis Hyatt Regency Photo: KSTP-TV

Updated: December 12, 2019 07:51 PM

The Minneapolis Police Department is investigating a report of electronic devices found in some guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis. 

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Minneapolis Police Department spokesperson John Elder confirms the investigation with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. 

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He says the case is an open and active investigation at this time and no further information is available.

A Madison Metropolitan School District spokesperson confirmed to KSTP that students from the district found hidden cameras in their hotel rooms while on a school trip. The district said a staff member who was accompanying the students has been put on administrative leave as a precautionary measure, per protocol, and the district continues to work with Minneapolis Police.

Mark Bastic, general manager at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, issued the following statement to KSTP:

"The safety and security of guests and colleagues is a top priority at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. As soon as we learned about this situation, we contacted local authorities immediately and conducted a thorough property-wide search for unauthorized recording devices; no additional devices have been found. Per local authorities at this time, it does not appear that anyone associated with the hotel was involved. The hotel continues to fully cooperate with Minneapolis Police Department on their investigation, and further questions may be directed to MPD."

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