LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Disneyland bomb scare today has prompted a lockdown of all entrances and exits of the Anaheim park. Disneyland’s bomb scare today March 4, 2012 has not resulted in the closure of the actual amusement park. But officials confirm to news that all entrances and exits are on lockdown and will remain closed until the matter is resolved.
Bomb squad investigators are on scene at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA currently as of 10 am PST. The scare comes after a park official confirmed a suspicious package found on park ground. While Disneyland remains open for customers inside the park, all entrances and exits are currently closed until the bomb scare is completed.
Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department tells news that the package was located near the park’s entrance. The package was discovered by a park employee shortly after 8 am PST.
Anaheim police is aiding in the investigation. They are focused on the area around the ticketing booths. No persons are being let in and out of the park until the matter is resolved.
In July 2009, Austin Wuennenberg died in a Disney World monorail crash in Florida. Two monorails collided while transporting park visitors who had just witnessed the 4th of July fireworks. Officials said in a news statement at the time “The safety of our guests and Cast Members is always our top priority.” They added “The monorail is out of service as we continue to work closely with law enforcement to determine what happened and the appropriate next steps.â
That same year, Anislav Varbanov died on the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular while he was rehearsing for a stunt. Days later, a 47 year old Disney World park worker died on âCaptain Jackâs Pirate Tutorialâ .
UPDATE: The alert has been lifted, the park is open. For more, click HERE.