Man arrested with handguns at Disneyland Paris

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A man was arrested carrying two handguns and a copy of the Koran at the Disneyland Paris amusement park outside Paris on Thursday, French officials said.

France remains in a state of emergency after Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in a series of jihadist attacks in and near Paris in November last year.

A police source said the 28-year-old man of European origin arrested at Disneyland had been carrying the guns, one of them an automatic handgun, concealed in a bag with the religious text.

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French police officers stand guard after a man carrying two handguns, ammunition and a Koran was arrested on January 28, 2016 at a hotel in Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée. The man was 'detected' upon his arrival at the Disneyland hotel where he had a reservation. France is on high alert after a devastating terror attack in November saw Islamic State group gunmen and suicide bombers target Paris cafes, a concert venue and the Stade de France national stadium, leaving 130 dead and hundreds injured. / AFP / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
A photo shows a view of an hotel in Disneyland Paris where a man carrying two handguns, ammunition and a Koran was arrested on January 28, 2016 in Marne-la-Vallée. The man was 'detected' upon his arrival at the Disneyland hotel where he had a reservation. France is on high alert after a devastating terror attack in November saw Islamic State group gunmen and suicide bombers target Paris cafes, a concert venue and the Stade de France national stadium, leaving 130 dead and hundreds injured. / AFP / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
French police officers stand guard after a man carrying two handguns, ammunition and a Koran was arrested on January 28, 2016 at a hotel in Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée. The man was 'detected' upon his arrival at the Disneyland hotel where he had a reservation. France is on high alert after a devastating terror attack in November saw Islamic State group gunmen and suicide bombers target Paris cafes, a concert venue and the Stade de France national stadium, leaving 130 dead and hundreds injured. / AFP / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
French police officers stand guard after a man carrying two handguns, ammunition and a Koran was arrested on January 28, 2016 at a hotel in Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée. The man was 'detected' upon his arrival at the Disneyland hotel where he had a reservation. France is on high alert after a devastating terror attack in November saw Islamic State group gunmen and suicide bombers target Paris cafes, a concert venue and the Stade de France national stadium, leaving 130 dead and hundreds injured. / AFP / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
French police officers stand guard after a man carrying two handguns, ammunition and a Koran was arrested on January 28, 2016 at a hotel in Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée. The man was 'detected' upon his arrival at the Disneyland hotel where he had a reservation. France is on high alert after a devastating terror attack in November saw Islamic State group gunmen and suicide bombers target Paris cafes, a concert venue and the Stade de France national stadium, leaving 130 dead and hundreds injured. / AFP / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Interior Ministry said police were also searching for a woman who may have been with the man, correcting a previous statement that she had been arrested.

"Firearms were discovered in the bags of a man as he went through the metal detector during a routine security check at one of our hotels," Disneyland Paris spokesman Francois Banon said.

Euro Disney, whose main shareholder is U.S.-based Walt Disney Co, runs the amusement park.

The man was unknown to police before the incident at the park's New York Hotel, the source said.

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