Man arrested after allegedly telling Disney employee he was ‘sent by Al-Qaeda to blow the place up’

A man visiting Walt Disney World from New Jersey was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly told a Disney greeter that he was “sent by Al-Qaeda to blow the place up.”

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 56-year-old Gregory Lazarchick on Tuesday on a charge of making a false bomb threat.

An arrest report says Lazarchick made the threat on July 21 at Saratoga Springs Resort as employees were asking guests about their day, and then told them he wasn’t joking.

News outlets report Lazarchick later admitted to saying something about Al-Qaeda when deputies spoke to him. But he said he didn’t remember exactly what he said. He was remorseful and apologetic. No bomb-making materials were found in his room.

Lazarchick’s sister told investigators he suffered a head injury and sometimes says inappropriate things.

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