A man was arrested at DisneyLand Paris on Thursday after he was caught carrying two handguns, ammunition, and a copy of the Koran.
According to Daily Mail, bomb disposal experts surrounded a vehicle after the weapons were detected at a metal detector at the entrance to a hotel at the Disney amusement park. The 28 year-old man was taken into custody after officials found the weapons in his suitcase around noon. Police say they are still searching for a female companion of his.
Police added that the man, who is of European-origin, was “detected upon his arrival at the Disneyland hotel where he had a reservation. Hotel security found two handguns, a Koran and ammunition on him.”
“A woman was arrested soon after the incident, but she was released after it became clear she was not the suspect involved,” a police source said. “We are still looking for the man’s companion.”
“Police were called as soon as the guns were found,” added a source at the hotel. “The man did not put up any resistance, but his companion disappeared. The police are still looking for her.”
Jean-Luc Marx, Prefect of the Seine-et-Marne district where Disneyland is located, released a statement saying they have very little information at this time.
“I want to underline that the Disney security services and police reacted immediately, and made sure the man was taken out of harm’s way, if indeed he ever intended to harm anyone,” he said. “We don’t know at this stage.”
We thank God that this man was caught before he was able to hurt anyone, and we hope his companion is caught very soon! Find out more about this in the video below.