Armed Disneyland Paris man now facing charges


The unidentified 28-year old man who was arrested in a Disneyland Paris hotel carrying two handguns, ammunition and a Koran on Thursday is no longer under suspension of terrorism. He is now being charged with acquiring and transporting arms and ammunition.

When originally questioned the man told police said he feared for his own safety and that is why he was carrying the guns. But the real story was he didn’t want to leave the guns in the home with his mother, which is where he lives.

Police also spoke to his female companion who tried to gain entry to the park as well, she is not being charged with anything.

The man is expected to appear in court on Monday where he could face 5 years in prison and a fine of $75,000 Euros ($82,000) if he is convicted.

France has been on high alert since the attacks in November. The Disneyland Paris park is only 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the capital.

Photo credit: Associated press (AP)

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