This content is not available in your region

No attack at Disneyland Paris, escalator problem caused panic - authorities

Access to the comments Comments
Text size Aa Aa

PARIS (Reuters) – Loud noises caused by an elevator malfunction at Disneyland Paris on Saturday led to a brief moment of panic, and rumors of an attack, but there were no injuries, authorities said.

A police spokesman said people at the park mistook the sounds for gunfire. France’s Interior Ministry said there was a stampede, but that it was a false alarm and that the security forces confirmed there was no threat to the public.

Officials at Disneyland Paris did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Caroline Pailliez and Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on for a limited time.