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Man Tried To Bring A Loaded Gun Into Disneyland

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Police arrested a man for allegedly trying to bring a loaded gun into the happiest place on earth.

On July 9, Disneyland guests and a plainclothes security officer spotted a man allegedly holding a firearm in the entry plaza to the park shortly before the nightly fireworks show. When Anaheim detectives were called to the Esplanade Plaza—the open area between the entrances to Disneyland and California Adventure Park—they approached the man, who quickly tried to hid the gun in his pocket, according to CBS LA. Police then arrested the 44-year-old San Mateo resident Percival Agoncillo and found him carrying a loaded firearm and two magazines of ammunition. Agnocillo was never able to enter the park, and no injuries were reported. Information about the arrest has only just been released.

Following his arrest, Agoncillo posted his $20,000 bail, but was soon taken back into custody after investigators found another firearm in his San Francisco area home. Agoncillo was also on probation for a similar incident of carrying a firearm in in San Mateo County, according to KTLA.

Investigators are now trying to determine the motive for Agnocillo's alleged attempt to bring the weapon into the theme park.

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Agoncillo is expected to appear in court on August 27 in Fullerton. Disneyland has declined to comment on the investigation.