Man With Guns, Extra Ammo Arrested Near Disneyland Paris

Police also arrested a woman with the man
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Man With Guns, Extra Ammo Arrested Near Disneyland Paris
A man was arrested at a Disneyland Paris hotel while allegedly carrying two guns, a box of ammunition, and a Quran Thursday in France.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

(Newser) – A 28-year-old man allegedly carrying two guns was arrested Thursday while attempting to enter the Hotel New York at Disneyland Paris in France, the Guardian reports. In addition to the guns, the man reportedly had a copy of the Koran and a box of ammunition, according to the BBC. He set off metal detectors at the entrance to the hotel, alerting authorities. An unarmed woman with the man was also arrested. The AP reports authorities are not looking for any other suspects. Disneyland Paris remains open, according to the Guardian.

The arrested man is European and was unknown to authorities prior to the incident, Reuters reports. According to the Guardian, he appeared to be going to the hotel to make a reservation. Authorities found and blocked off his vehicle in the hotel parking lot. Disneyland Paris is the most visited theme park in Europe, tallying 10 million visitors in 2014. France has been under an official state of emergency since the November terrorist attacks in Paris, the BBC reports. French president Francois Hollande is seeking to extend the state of emergency for another three months. (Read more France stories.)

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