Police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempting to kidnap sultry singer Lana Del Rey hours before she was due to perform in Orlando on Friday. The 43-year-old suspect, named by police as Michael Hunt, was arrested outside the Amway Center in Orlando where Lana Del Rey was scheduled to perform, following a tip-off to police about a “credible threat”.
He was found one block away from the concert venue and upon arrest Hunt had a knife and tickets for the concert. Orlando Police said they arrested Hunt for aggravated stalking and attempted kidnap of Lana Del Rey.
According to a statement by the Orlando Police Department, “On Friday, OPD determined this was a credible threat and worked swiftly to ensure the safety of everyone involved and of everyone who attended the show.”
The concert went ahead as normal and Lana Del Rey posted a video to Twitter thanking fans for coming.
Hunt is being held at Orange County Jail with no bond, charged with aggravated stalking with a credible threat and attempted kidnapping with a weapon.