Monday 26 September 2016

Euro Disney gunman 'had no links to terrorism'

Carole Dubois in Paris

Published 30/01/2016 | 02:30

The man (28) was found with the weapons, ammunition and a copy of the Koran as he passed through security at a hotel at the resort. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
The man (28) was found with the weapons, ammunition and a copy of the Koran as he passed through security at a hotel at the resort. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

A French prosecutor says terrorism has been ruled out in the arrest of a man who tried to bring two handguns into a hotel at Disneyland Paris.

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The Meaux prosecutor Dominique Laurens said searches of the man's phone records and various locations turned up no link with terrorism. She said the man was moving house and feared his weapons would be misplaced or taken.

The man was detained on Thursday along with his female partner, who was cleared of complicity, the statement said. He remained jailed yesterday.

No one was hurt, and the park - Europe's most-visited tourist attraction - remained open after the arrests at the New York Hotel.

France has been under a state of emergency since the Islamic extremist attacks around Paris in November that killed 130 people.

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