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France: False alarm at Disneyland Paris March 23 /update 1

Brief panic at Disneyland Paris (Disney Village) March 23 reportedly due to escalator malfunction that was mistaken for gunshots; situation all clear

23 Mar 09:44 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Disneyland Paris
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Event

Reports of a security incident at Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallée, a short distance east of Paris) were found to be due to an apparent escalator failure that was mistaken for the sound of gunshots, prompting a brief panic. Portions of the park were evacuated or briefly placed on lockdown as a result while security forces checked the area. Unconfirmed reports indicate several people were injured during the evacuations, however, there is no further threat and normal movements can resume.

Advice

Individuals present in the vicinity of Disneyland Paris are advised to adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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