Police inside the US have arrested a man on suspicion of plotting to kidnap the singer Lana Del Rey.
Police in Orlando, Florida, said the man had been in possession of a knife while he turned into apprehended near the Amway Centre on Friday night time, wherein the singer became acting.
In a assertion shared on Twitter, the Orlando police department said it “received a tip approximately a possible kidnapping danger” to the singer, whose actual name is Elizabeth Woolridge grant.
The declaration said: “The threats had been reportedly made by means of Michael Hunt, forty three, of Riverview, Florida. OPD Detectives taken into consideration the statistics a credible threat, and took investigative measures to locate Hunt.
“OPD officers came into contact with Hunt at Hughey Avenue and Central Boulevard on Friday evening, one block from the Amway Center. When he was taken into custody, Hunt was in possession of tickets to the Lana Del Rey performance and a knife.
“At no time was he able to make contact with Ms Grant.”
Officials said that Hunt was being held at Orange County jail and faces charges of aggravated stalking with a credible threat and attempted kidnapping with a weapon.
The police statement said that, without the tipoff, “authorities might have been unaware” of the threat posed.
The Young and Beautiful singer, 32, thanked her fans on Twitter after her performance in Orlando on Friday. Along with a video clip from the show, she wrote: “Thank you so much for coming out and making those shows totally crazy and keeping the energy high.”