Despite the dangerous situation she faced hours ago, Lana Del Rey still went ahead to give her fans in Orlandon, Florida, a great show.
According to E! News, a man named Michael Hunt was arrested for attempting to kidnap the singer with a weapon at her concert at the Amway Center in Orlando. The incident happened on Friday night and the police said they received a tip on Hunt’s plans and, luckily, they got to him before he could get near the singer at her show.
“On Friday, Feb. 2, Orlando police received a tip about a possible kidnapping threat to singer Lana Del Rey (Elizabeth Woolridge Grant), who was scheduled to perform at the Amway Center that night,” the police shared on their Twitter, adding, “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.”
The statement continued, saying, “OPD Officers came in 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.”
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
While Lana Del Rey has yet to public address this story, she thanked her fans who came out to support her. “Orlando! Fort Lauderdale! Miami! Thank you so much for coming out and making those shows totally crazy and keeping the energy high We’re all feeling super lucky after a couple of days of amazing shows,” she said.
Michael Hunt is currently being held at the Orange County jail on no bond.