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French police arrest man carrying two guns and copy of Koran at Disneyland Paris

By David Mercer

Published 29/01/2016

French police officers stand guard after the security alert at a Disneyland Paris hotel
French police officers stand guard after the security alert at a Disneyland Paris hotel

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

The 28-year-old - reportedly of European origin - was found with the weapons, ammunition and a copy of the Koran after trying to pass through security at an hotel in the resort, according to reports.

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

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.

He is not known to security services and gave no resistance when he was arrested, according to reports.

Nobody was hurt in the incident, which happened at the entrance to the four-star New York Hotel.

French newspaper Le Parisien said the man had booked a room for two people, and his vehicle had been sealed off.

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