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Lana Del Rey Kidnapping Attempt Curbed By Orlando Police

 

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An armed fan who allegedly has plans to kidnap Lana Del Rey has been arrested by the police last weekend.

On Friday, Feb. 2, the police responded to a "credible threat" made against the singer-songwriter's life. A man named Michael Hunt, 43 years old, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated stalking and attempted kidnapping.

Obsessive Fan Love

The man from Riverview, Florida, allegedly made threatening posts and videos involving Del Rey. Hunt has been using his social media, especially his Facebook, to profess his love for the award-winning singer.

Last week, ahead of the Grammy-nominated musician's performance at the Amway Center in Orlando, the fan made some alarming posts.

"I want to see my queen on Friday and from that day forward our decisions will be as one," he said on a post on Facebook.

"I'm going to probably finish out her tour with her, obviously, and dance and talk and figure out what we're going to do," he said the next day through a 17-minute video published on the social media site.

On the morning of the concert, which was attended by 8,000 people, Hunt wrote that it is going to be his last day on Facebook

Hunt was in possession of tickets to the "Young and Beautiful" singer's concert and a knife at the time of the arrest. The Orlando Police Department assured that the man did not come in contact with Del Rey. He is now being held at the Orange County Jail.

"After receiving a tip we deemed a credible threat, OPD got to [Hunt] before he could get near singer Lana Del Rey last night at her show at Amway Center," the authorities said on a tweet.

Orlando Sentinel revealed that the man has been incarcerated five times in the past for burglary, grand theft auto, grand theft with a firearm, forgery, and possession and sale of marijuana. He was last released from prison in 2014 after serving nine months for fleeing law enforcement.

Del Rey's concert went on as planned, but the police said the singer was in "emotional distress" and feared for her safety.

With the arrest of Hunt, Del Rey will continue performing in major cities across North America and the rest of the world to promote her new album Lust For Life. On Twitter, she assured fans that she was not harmed and that she is doing well.

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