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Tourist arrested at Disney World for fake bomb threat

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Tourist arrested at Disney World for fake bomb threat
Photo: Orange County Jail
16:04 CET+01:00
A German tourist has been arrested at the gates of Florida's Walt Disney World for making a joke about carrying bombs into the amusement park, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

Security guards on Sunday asked Jochen Naumann, 37, from the eastern German state of Saxony what was inside his backpack and he replied: “Two bombs.”

A Disney staff member repeated the question to Naumann, who again responded with a bomb threat.

A bomb sniffing dog was called in from a local sheriff's office, though both the security team and the dog failed to find any explosives.

Naumann, the manager of a three-star hotel in Leipzig, tried to explain that he was just joking about the bombs, but to no avail. He was arrested and taken to Florida's Orange County Jail.

A judge set his bail at $10,000 because he was from overseas.

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