A Disneyland employee was arrested in connection with a dry ice blast Wednesday that forced officials to partially evacuate the park for two hours. No injuries, however, were reported.
The 22-year-old Long Beach resident Christian Barnes, an outdoor vendor at the park, was taken into custody for allegedly setting off the explosive device inside a trash can.
He was booked on suspicion of possessing a destructive device and held on $1 million bail.
An Anaheim police spokesman told reporters Wednesday that Barnes, who would have had access to dry ice on the premises, was “cooperating with investigators” and said that the blast was an “isolated incident,” allaying concerns that the explosion was related to other recent dry-ice blasts in the Anaheim area.
The explosion occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Toontown section of the theme park, and there were no reports of injuries or property damage.
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