Cage the Elephant singer Matt Shultz arrested on weapons charges at a New York City hotel


Cage the Elephant singer Matt Shultz has been charged with criminal weapons possession after police found two loaded handguns at a New York City hotel, authorities said.

Shultz, 39, of Nashville, Tennessee, was arrested Thursday after police were called to investigate a report of a person with a firearm at Manhattan’s Bowery Hotel. Shultz was seen in the hotel lobby bathroom between midnight and 1 a.m. removing a handgun from his front pants pocket, according to a criminal complaint.

A search warrant found two loaded .45-caliber handguns in a bag in a hotel room, according to the complaint.

Shultz was arraigned Friday and bail was set at $10,000 cash or $30,000 bond, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. He is due back in court on January 11.

The singer’s lawyer, Sanford Talkin, declined to comment when contacted by phone on Sunday.

Cage the Elephant, the alternative rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, broke through in 2008 with the hit «Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.» her album, “Social Cues” was released in 2019.

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