Law enforcement acting out of “abundance of caution”
The LEGOLAND Florida park was checked by law enforcement officials on Wednesday to make sure that there is nothing out of the ordinary after a concerning note was found in a bathroom.
At 1:46, LEGOLAND issued a tweet saying that the park had been cleared and would resume normal operations.
Law enforcement officials have now cleared our theme park after determining that no threat exists. The resort will operate normally for the rest of the day. Guests needing assistance can email Guest Services directly at LLF.Experience@LEGOLAND.com.
— LEGOLAND Florida (@LEGOLANDFlorida) February 21, 2018
The Winter Haven Police Department released this statement while the matter was ongoing:
“A large presence of law enforcement is at LEGOLAND Florida this afternoon after a note with a concerning message was found inside of a family bathroom.
Law enforcement members from the Winter Haven Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are walking through the park checking for anything unusual. At this time nothing has been found and there is no reason to believe the note is a credible threat.
However, out of an abundance of caution, the park guests and staff are not being allowed out of the park and there is nobody allowed in at this time.
Further updates will be given as they become available.”