French radio station France Info is reporting that a 28-year-old man not known to Disneyland Paris’s security services is being held after trying to enter Hotel New York at Disneyland Paris whilst carrying two firearms.
Another radio broadcaster reports that the man was carrying two low-calibre weapons, cartridges and a Qur’an. This has not been confirmed by the police.
The weapons were found during a security check, and the guest reportedly gave no resistance to the resort’s security team. As a security precaution, the man’s car has also been cordoned off by local police.
France remains under a state of emergency since November’s extremist attacks in Paris where 130 people were killed.
UPDATE: Disneyland Paris has issued an official statement:
“During a routine security screening checkpoint at one of our hotels, weapons were discovered in a guest’s luggage, through our x-ray machine. The police were immediately notified and the individual was arrested. We continue to work closely with the authorities; and the safety and security of our guests and cast members is our utmost priority”
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