On Thursday, a man was arrested by Disneyland Paris guards because he was carrying two guns in his luggage.
The 28-year-old man was detained while entering at the New York Hotel, a Manhattan-themed hotel that is part of the Disneyland complex. He carried a luggage containing two guns, a copy of the Koran and a box of ammunitions. The man’s bag activated a security alarm when he went through a metal detector. The explanation he gave for carrying these articles was that he kept them allegedly for protection, but motives remained unclear.
“The police were immediately notified and the individual was arrested,” said François Baron, a representative of Disneyland Paris.
He was accompanied by a woman who didn’t appear to be armed and there were no other suspects.
“We continue to work closely with the authorities, and the safety and security of our guests and our cast members is our upmost priority,” Banon added.
Despite the security measures taken by the relevant agencies, France still remains in state of emergency since the last attacks in the French capital, where Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 civilians, and the events of January 2015, were 17 persons were killed at the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and at a kosher supermarket.
Meanwhile in Disneyland Florida and California, metal detectors were installed because of the fear caused by gun violence. The parks stopped selling gun-like toys and forbade adults from wearing costumes. Disney is continually reviewing their security measures and applying new ones if necessary.
Source: CBS News