Parts of Disneyland Paris were evacuated or put under lockdown Saturday night after guests reportedly heard loud bangs, according to Express. Twitter user kemalesmio captured video of panicked park guests running from the noises.
— kemalEsMio (@kemalesmio) March 23, 2019
- The sounds reportedly came from a malfunctioning escalator.
- Some buildings at the resort were evacuated while others were put on lockdown.
- Customers in the Starbucks were evacuated through the backstage area of the Wild West Show.
- Guests reported hearing “shots” and “detonations” before learning of the escalator malfunction.
- The Interior Ministry reportedly called the situation a “false alarm,” and explained that “security forces confirm there is no threat.”
- This incident came at a time of heightened security in France after a series of terror attacks and riots.