According to reports, a man has been arrested in connection with a kidnap attempt on Lana Del Rey. The Guardian reported that the individual was arrested on Friday in Florida, and that he was armed when apprehended.
Luckily, the police received a “tipoff about the kidnapping threat” from an unnamed source (via The Guardian), which led them to arrest 43-year-old Michael Hunt. Hunt apparently had a knife on his person, and was arrested near to the Amway Center in Orlando, before Lana Del Rey’s scheduled performance.
In a statement, Orlando Police Department said, “When he was taken into custody, Hunt was in possession of tickets to the Lana Del Rey performance and a knife” (via The BBC).
ARRESTED: Michael Hunt, for aggravated stalking & attempted kidnapping w/a weapon.
After receiving a tip we deemed a credible threat, OPD got to him before he could get near singer Lana Del Rey last night at her show at Amway Center. pic.twitter.com/twVrOSxNqF
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 3, 2018
Luckily, the man had never come into contact with Lana Del Rey, and is now in custody at Orange County Jail.
Prior to his arrest, Hunt allegedly wrote some suspicious social media posts which led police to believe that he was planning to kidnap the “Video Games” singer.
Rolling Stone reported (via Orlando Sentinel) that “Hunt frequently used his Facebook page to profess his obsession with Del Rey. On January 30th, Hunt wrote, ‘I want to see my queen on Friday and from that day forward our decisions will be as one.'”
According to the publication, Hunt recorded a Facebook video prior to his arrest in which said, “I’m going to probably finish out her tour with her, obviously, and dance and talk and figure out what we’re going to do.”
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