Disneyland employee arrested in connection with ‘Toontown’ dry ice explosion
A 22-year-old Disneyland employee was arrested late Tuesday night with a dry ice explosion that forced the theme park to be evacuated, KNBC-TV reported on Wednesday.
Christian Barnes, who works as an outdoor vendor at the park, is being held on $1 million bail and charged with possession of a destructive device after police in Anaheim, California apprehended him.
“At this point, we don’t know it was on purpose or by accident or accidentally thrown away,” a department spokesperson told the station.
The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday morning that the park was closed for two hours after the explosion, which occurred around 5:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday. No injuries were reported. Police said on Tuesday that the dry ice was inside a plastic bottle put in a trashcan in the “Mickey’s Toontown” section of the park.
Watch KNBC’s initial report on the explosion, aired on Tuesday, below.