German tourist arrested in Disney fake bomb threat

Liz De La Torre

From The Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. – A German tourist has been arrested on charges of making a false bomb threat while visiting Walt Disney World.

A report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old Jochen Naumann of Leipzig, Germany, was going through the security checkpoint at the entrance of the Magic Kingdom Sunday when he told a Disney employee he had two bombs in his back pack.

The report says the Disney employee questioned Naumann and he repeated the threat.

A sheriff’s deputy had a bomb-sniffing dog check Naumann’s bag and no explosive devices were found.

The report says Naumann claimed he was only joking. He was arrested on a charge of making a false report of a bomb and taken to the Orange County Jail.

Jail records show bond was set at $10,000. They do not list an attorney.