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FLORIDA: Man Arrested After Making Al-Qaeda Threat At Disney
by David Harris - Contact Reporter
Orange County deputies arrested a man after he told two employees at a Disney resort that he was sent by al-Qaida to “blow the place up,” according to an arrest affidavit.
Deputies responded to Saratoga Springs Resort on July 21 after two employees greeting guests reported the comments. They identified the suspect as Gregory Lazarchick, 56, who was visiting from New Jersey, the affidavit said.
The greeters told deputies they were asking guests about their days when he said he was having a bad day.
He then said al-Qaida “sent me to blow the place up,” according to the affidavit. Lazarchick did not appear to be joking, the employees told deputies.
Lazarchick admitted to saying something about al-Qaida but didn’t remember what exactly he said. He was remorseful and apologetic, deputies said. Deputies searched his room and didn’t find any bomb-making materials.