PARIS – A man with two handguns was detained Thursday along with his female partner at Disneyland Paris, Europe’s most-visited tourist attraction, police said.
No one was hurt in the incident and the park remained open after the arrests. They come as France remains on edge and under a state of emergency after Islamic extremist attacks around Paris in November that killed 130 people.
The man, 28, was detained at the New York Hotel, part of the Disneyland complex, according to a police official who wasn’t authorized to be publicly named. He was also found to have a Quran. The man’s motives for trying to enter the hotel with weapons were unclear.
His partner was detained later at the park, the official said. The woman didn’t appear to be armed, and no other suspects are currently being pursued, the official said.
About a dozen police surrounded the hotel Thursday evening, and a car was towed away from the parking lot, though it’s unclear whether the car was linked to the arrests.
Employees at the New York Hotel and several others around Disneyland Paris said they continued functioning as usual after the arrest.
Officials with Disneyland Paris and the French Interior Ministry had no immediate comment about the arrest.
The park, east of the French capital, closed briefly after the Nov. 13 attacks.