French police arrested, on Thursday 01/28/2016, a man carrying two low-caliber handguns at the Euro Disney amusement park outside Paris, an Interior Ministry official said.
French media had said that the man had been carrying the two guns concealed in a bag. Police sources say the weapons were automatic pistols, while a Koran and box of bullets were also found inside the bag.. The suspect, 28 Caucasian from Paris ,was arrested at a security checkpoint by guards, according to reports. He was trying to get into the New York Hotel within the theme park to book a room when the alarm was set off by the weapons. The man was not previously known to police or intelligence services. The man’s vehicle, which was in the car park, has security cordon placed around it as a precautionary measure.
The man is a French national born in the Paris suburb of Lagny, and currently living in the 14th arrondissement of the city. Both the man and the woman are of ‘European appearance,’ said the police source.
Reports say police are actively looking for a woman with him, who fled when he was arrested.A French police official says a woman has been detained at Disneyland Paris soon after police apprehended her male partner. She was released when police realised they had got the wrong person. The real woman police was looking after was arrested at her home in Seine-et-Marne district in which Disneyland is situated. She is unmarried.
Officials at the prosecutor’s office in Meaux said in a statement, on Saturday 01/30/2016, that the investigation, including analysis of the man’s telephone records, had not established “any link with a terrorist act.” Referring the the woman they said there was nothing to incriminate her at this stage, according to the statement.