Disneyland Employee Arrested After Toontown Trash Can Explosion

"We take matters like this very seriously and are working closely with local authorities," a Disneyland spokesperson tells THR.

A Disneyland employee has been arrested after an apparent dry ice explosion occurred in a trash can at the resort's Toontown area on Tuesday. 

Christian Barnes, 22, a vendor at the park, was arrested, the Anaheim police department said. He was booked "on suspicion of possessing a destructive device." 

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"We take matters like this very seriously and are working closely with local authorities," Disneyland spokesperson Suzi Brown tells The Hollywood Reporter

The incident caused park officials to evacuate guests from the vicinity. No injuries were reported. "Barnes is cooperating with investigators and has indicated this is an isolated incident with unanticipated impacts," the police news release read. 

Anaheim police said that the trash can explosion might have been caused by dry ice. After a bomb squad investigated the scene, the Toontown area was reopened at 7:30 that evening. 

Barnes is being held on $1 million bail, police said. 

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