Man with two guns arrested at Euro Disney near Paris
A man carrying two guns has been arrested at Euro Disney.
Police have detained the armed man, aged 28, in Seine-et-Marne near Paris.
His firearms, thought to be handguns, were concealed in a bag.
Security staff alerted police at around midday after the man’s weapons were picked up as he walked through an X-ray scanner while trying to book a hotel room.
French media say the European man was stopped at the New York Hotel and was with a woman who fled the scene, but was quickly arrested.
As well as the two handguns, the suspect was carrying a box of bullets and a copy of a Koran on him, according to police sources.
The man was arrested after a body scanner revealed two handguns in his suitcase (Picture: Getty)
The man was arrested after a body scanner revealed two handguns in his suitcase (Picture: Getty)
An Interior Ministry official confirmed the arrest. The man was not previously known to police or intelligence services.
He didn’t resist arrest and no injuries have been reported.
Investigators launched a search for the female companion, who was quickly arrested.
France remains in a state of emergency since Islamist jihadis and suicide bombers killed 130 people in a series of terror attacks in and near Paris in November.
A spokeswoman for Euro Disney had no immediate comment on the arrest.
There are several hotels around Disneyland Paris, which is east of the French capital and is among Europe’s most-visited tourist attractions.
B1KB6X The New York Hotel at Eurodisney Paris. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown. Alamy
It’s believed the man was stopped trying to check in to the New York Hotel (Picture: Alamy)
More to follow.
A picture taken on January 7, 2016 shows a woman standing in front of a makeshift memorial for the victims of Paris attacks at the Place de la Republique in Paris, as France holds official ceremonies marking a year since a jihadist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, with the French satirical magazine defiantly reasserting its provocative spirit. / AFP / ERIC FEFERBERGERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images
Paris is still reeling from terror attacks which killed 130 in November (Picture: AFP/Getty)