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Arrest Made in Disneyland Dry-Ice Blast

22-year-old Christian Barnes was arrested hours after Disney's Toontown turned into "boom" town, after a small dry ice bomb exploded in a trash can Tuesday evening. The explosion caused chaos, forcing that part of the amusement park to be shut down and evacuated for two hours

 "Is it possible that it was a prank, absolutely.  Are we investigating it as a crime? Absolutely," said Sgt. Bob Dunn with the Anaheim Police Dept. 

Barnes is from Long Beach and police say he works at Disneyland selling sodas and water.  Barnes allegedly put dry ice in a plastic bottle and then threw it in a trash can.

 "First of all this may just seem like dry ice in a plastic bottle, but it is very serious you could be injured you could injure others some people could even die," said Sgt. Dunn.

That's why Barnes is being held on one million dollars bail.  He was booked for suspicion of possessing a destructive device

We reached out to Disneyland to ask about the arrest of one of their employees -- a spokesperson for the company gave us this written statement:

"We take matters like this very seriously and are working closely with local authorities." 

Police say the suspect acted alone and is also cooperating, it appears this was an isolated incident.

Parents who traveled from around the u-s to bring their kids to the park say they're glad there was an arrest -- but they aren't happy this happened in the first place.

The motive is still under investigation, luckily no one was hurt and there was no damage caused by the blast. 

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