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Cops Investigate Dry Ice Explosion At Disneyland [UPDATED]
Yesterday afternoon, part of Disneyland was evacuated when an explosion occurred. At 5:15 p.m., a bottle containing dry ice exploded in a trash can in the Toontown section, which was cleared until 8 p.m. One visitor said, "It was very tense at the moment it happened because you don't expect to hear that sound at Toontown."
The Orange County bomb squad investigated and the Anaheim police said, "There were no injuries and no damage reported as a result of this." Additionally, police are reviewing surveillance video.
This afternoon, a small bang was heard in a trash can at Mickey's Toontown. In an abundance of caution, the area was evacuated. (1/2)— Disneyland Resort (@Disneyland) May 29, 2013
There were no injuries and no reported damage. We are working with local authorities who are now on-site and reviewing. (2/2)— Disneyland Resort (@Disneyland) May 29, 2013
UPDATE: Review is complete. Mickey's Toontown has been deemed "all clear" by local authorities. Guests are welcomed to return.— Disneyland Resort (@Disneyland) May 29, 2013
The Anaheim police noted that dry ice bombs are common in the city.
UPDATE 12:50 pm: Anaheim police said they have arrested a Disneyland employee on suspicion of placing a "dry ice bomb" in a trash can at the park, according to the Associated Press. Christian Barnes, 22, of Long Beach works as an outdoor vendor at Disneyland, and he is suspected of putting dry ice in a bottle and leaving it inside a trash can. There were no injuries and Barnes is being held on $1 million bail.
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