2ND UPDATE, 1:08 PM: A 22-year-old Disneyland employee was arrested on suspicion of dropping a dry-ice bomb into a trash can at Mickey’s Toontown Tuesday night, prompting a brief evacuation of the area, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said. Christian Barnes, an outdoor vendor at the park, is being held on $1 million bail. Barnes is cooperating with investigators and indicated that the blast was an isolated incident “with unanticipated impacts”, Dunn said. No one was hurt but the blast prompted the evacuation of Toontown for about three hours while authorities investigated. The rest of the park remained open.
UPDATE, 9 PM TUESDAY: Mickey’s Toontown has reopened to park visitors after the Orange County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad determined it was dry ice that exploded in a trash can. No one was hurt. The sheriff’s department is investigating.
PREVIOUS: 6:45 PM TUESDAY: A small explosion was reported in or near a trash can at Disneyland‘s Toontown tonight, prompting an evacuation of the immediate area, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn. The incident was reported at about 5:30. Dunn says an initial investigation determined the small blast may have been caused by dry ice and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad was en route to confirm. Dunn says only Mickey’s Toontown was evacuated and the rest of the park remained open. No injuries were reported.
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