Man held over knife plot to kidnap singer Lana Del Rey
Police in the US have arrested a man they considered to be a "credible threat" after he allegedly plotted to kidnap singer Lana Del Rey.
The Orlando Police Department (OPD) in Florida said the man had been in possession of a knife when he was apprehended near the Amway Centre on Friday night, where the singer was performing.
The OPD said it "received a tip about a possible kidnapping threat" to the 32-year-old singer, whose real name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant.
The statement said: "The threats were reportedly made by Michael Hunt (43), of Riverview, Florida. OPD detectives considered the information a credible threat, and took investigative measures to locate Hunt."
Officials said that Hunt is being held at the Orange County jail and faces charges of aggravated stalking with a credible threat and attempted kidnapping with a weapon.
The OPD statement said that, without the tip-off, "authorities might have been unaware" of the threat posed.