UPDATE: 1:07 p.m. EST -- The girlfriend of an armed man who was arrested Thursday at Disneyland Paris has also been arrested, BBC reported. She was not armed, and her role in the episode was not immediately clear.
UPDATE: 12 p.m. EST -- French police are reportedly searching for a woman who might have been accompanying an armed man arrested earlier Thursday at Disneyland Paris, according to a tweet from BBC.
French police still searching for woman who may have been accompanying 28-year-old man arrested at Disneyland Paris https://t.co/ZpHPMu2fJi
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 28, 2016
An armed man residing in Paris was arrested Thursday at the entrance of a hotel at Disneyland Paris, BBC reported. In addition to reportedly carrying two handguns, the suspect was also found with a copy of the Quran, according to police sources.
The 28-year-old suspect was not known to security services and did not resist arrest. An official comment from local authorities was not immediately available. Staff notified police after the man’s weapons, reportedly concealed in a bag, were detected as he walked through an X-ray scanner while trying to book a hotel room, Metro reported.
France has remained in a state of emergency following the November terrorist attacks in Paris linked to the Islamic State group that left at least 130 people dead and hundreds more wounded.