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Man arrested over plot to kidnap Lana Del Rey

By | Published on Monday 5 February 2018

Lana Del Rey

A man was arrested in Florida on Friday over allegations he was plotting to kidnap Lana Del Rey. Michael Hunt was arrested near the Amway Center in Orlando where the musician was due to perform. He was in possession of a knife and a ticket to the music star’s show.

In a statement online, the local police force said Hunt had been arrested “for aggravated stalking and attempted kidnapping with a weapon” after they received a tip off of a “credible threat” against Del Rey.

The statement from the Orlando Police Department said that its officers had “got to [Hunt] before he could get near singer Lana Del Rey last night at her show at Amway Center”.

Reports suggest Hunt may have made “cryptic and threatening” posts on social media before his arrest. He is currently being held in the Orange County Jail.



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