Man arrested with two handguns at Disneyland Paris

The man was reportedly carrying the guns in a suitcase when he was stopped by staff

Man arrested with two handguns at Disneyland Paris

Visitors walk toward the Sleeping Beauty's Castle, background, at Disneyland Paris(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

A man has been arrested with two handguns at the Disneyland Paris amusement park complex, police have said.

A police source told the Reuters news agency the 28-year-old man of European origin was carrying the firearms in a suitcase and was stopped by security staff after the bag passed through an X-ray machine at the Hotel New York.

He was carrying ammunition and a copy of the Koran, the source added.

The man, who was reportedly unknown to police and the intelligence services, did not resist and was arrested by police at around noon local time, France Inter radio said.

A police source told the AFP news agency the man had a reservation at the hotel, and papers found on him indicated that he lived in Paris.

They added that there is no indication the incident was terrorism related so far, and that the man said he was carrying the guns because he feared for his safety.

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

A woman, reportedly his girlfriend, who was with the man at the time was also arrested a short time afterwards, according to a police source.

She reportedly fled after her partner was stopped by security and did not appear to be armed.

No other suspects are being hunted.

A Disneyland Paris spokeswoman said she had no immediate information on the incident.

The park, which carries out security checks at the entrance, remains open.

The resort is around 18 miles (30km) east of Paris and is the most visited theme park in Europe, with some 10 million visitors in 2014, according to the Global Attractions Attendance Report.

France remains in a state of emergency in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks in November that left 130 people dead.
Disneyland Paris was closed for a number of days after the attacks.