Man arrested following discovery of alleged plot to kidnap Lana Del Rey
At the time of his arrest, the man had tickets to Del Rey's concert and a knife on his person.
One man has been arrested in connection with the alleged attempted kidnapping of American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey.
Police in Florida arrested the man as they has reason to believe he posed a "credible threat" to Del Rey's wellbeing.
The Orlando Police Department (OPD) declared that the man in question had been in possession of concert tickets and a knife when he was arrested near the Amway Centre on Friday night, where the singer was performing.
Orlando Police revealed in a statement shared on Twitter, that it had "received a tip about a possible kidnapping threat" to the singer.
OPD Media release on arrest of Michael Hunt, 43, who stalked, made threats against singer Lana Del Rey.
Working off a tip,OPD Officers were able to stop Hunt, who was armed with a knife, before he could get to the Amway Center. pic.twitter.com/mOsfGEwJIO
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 4, 2018
ARRESTED: Michael Hunt, for aggravated stalking & attempted kidnapping w/a weapon.
After receiving a tip we deemed a credible threat, OPD got to him before he could get near singer Lana Del Rey last night at her show at Amway Center. pic.twitter.com/twVrOSxNqF
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 3, 2018
The statement said: "The threats were reportedly made by Michael Hunt, 43, of Riverview, Florida. OPD Detectives considered the information 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." (Elizabeth Woolridge Grant is the singer's real name.)
Hunt is being held at the Orange County jail and faces charges of aggravated stalking with a credible threat and attempted kidnapping with a weapon.
The OPD statement said that, without the tip-off, "authorities might have been unaware" of the threat.