Authorities explore recording gadgets discovered in Minneapolis hotel rooms

The disclosure of recording gadgets in some visitor rooms of the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Minneapolis has incited an examination by police.

Authorities affirmed to ABC News that they’re investigating the issue.

A representative for Wisconsin’s Madison Metropolitan School District revealed to Minneapolis ABC partner KSTP that a portion of their students found hidden cameras in their Minneapolis hotel rooms while on a school trip.

Per protocol, a school staff member who was going with the students on the outing was put on administrative leave as a precaution, the representative said.

“The safety and security of guests and colleagues is a top priority at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis,” Mark Bastic, general manager of the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency, told KSTP in a statement. “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 statement continued. “The hotel continues to fully cooperate with the Minneapolis Police Department on their investigation.”

A police representative told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that specialists were uncertain if the gadgets recorded any visitors.

“We have not mined any data from those as of yet,” MPD spokesman John Elder told the paper. “We are working to ascertain what it is that we have.”

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