A man identified as Michael Hunt has been arrested by authorities after he reportedly attempted to kidnap singer, Lana Del Ray with a weapon.
The attempted kidnap was reported to have occurred just before the singer’s concert at the Amway Center in Orlando, FLA., on Friday night.
Micheal is however faced with charges of aggravated stalking and is currently being held at Orange County jail.
Orlando Police took to its social media page on Saturday to issue a statement which reads: “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.”
“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 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 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.”
Hunt before his latest arrest has had 61 prior convictions relating to drugs and violent behaviour and has also served five separate sentences for different offences including forgery, burglary and fleeing and eluding.
Hunt took to his social media page before leaving the concert to tweet: “Well folks I can barely touch the electronics anymore, it’s probably my last day on Facebook. I hope to see y’all on the walk about in your life be good and I’ll see you on the other side.”