A man was arrested along with his female partner on Thursday after trying to bring two handguns into a hotel at Disneyland Paris amusement park, French authorities said, amid lingering stress around the French capital due to attacks last year.
A police official, who was not authorised to be publicly named, reported that the man’s partner was later detained at the park. The woman did not seem to carrying arms and there was no other suspects.
No casualties were reported in the incident or at the park, Europe’s most-visited tourist attraction, was reopened after the arrests.
The 28-year-old man of European origin was arrested at the New York Hotel, a part of the Disneyland complex, the police official said adding that he was carrying two guns, including an automatic handgun, concealed in a bag.
The man’s motive for trying to enter the hotel with guns were not immediately clear.
"During a routine security screening checkpoint at one of our hotels, weapons were discovered in a guest's luggage through our X-ray machine. The police were immediately notified," Disneyland Paris communications Chief Francois Banon said.
"We continue to work closely with the authorities, and the safety and security of our guests and cast members is our utmost priority," he added.
According to police sources, his bag set off a security alarm when he went through a metal detector at the hotel.
About a dozen police surrounded the hotel on Thursday evening and a car was towed away from the parking lot, although it was not clear whether the car was linked to the arrests.
Some witnesses around Disneyland Paris and employees at the New York Hotel said that they went on functioning as usual after the arrests.
Since the Nov. 13 attacks in which 130 people were killed in Paris, by DAESH terrorist group, France has been under a state of emergency. Disneyland Paris, east of the French capital, briefly closed after the attacks.