Man with two handguns arrested at Disneyland Paris


A man carrying two handguns has been arrested at Disneyland Paris.

The man, 28, was found with the weapons, ammunition and a copy of the Koran after trying to pass through security at a hotel at the resort, according to reports.

Disneyland Paris Guest Found With Handguns, Koran

The suspect's partner fled after he was seized and is reportedly still on the run.

Police said a woman had been arrested at the park but French media reported she has since been released.

France remains under a state of emergency since the deadly Islamist attacks in Paris in November which killed 130 people.

There are several hotels around Disneyland Paris, which attracts thousands of British holidaymakers each year and is among Europe's most-visited tourist attractions.

The man was stopped by security staff when his bag passed through an X-ray machine at Disneyland Paris's New York Hotel, according to reports.

He is not known to security services and gave no resistance when he was arrested, French media reported.

Francois Banon, a spokesman for Disneyland Paris, said: "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."