Man caught entering Disneyland Paris hotel with two handguns to face trial

PARIS -- A French prosecutor says a man who tried to enter a Disneyland Paris hotel last week with two handguns will face criminal charges.

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Prosecutor Dominique Laurens in Meaux, east of Paris, had already dismissed terrorism links but said Saturday the man risks up to five years in prison and a fine of 75,000 euros ($82,000) if convicted. The charges include acquiring and transporting arms and ammunition.

The man, who has not been identified, was detained Thursday with a female companion when he tried to bring the weapons into the hotel. The woman was cleared of complicity.

The man was expected to go before a court Monday, a statement by the prosecutor said.

France is under a state of emergency since November Paris attacks by Islamic extremist that killed 130 people.



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