Alleged Lana Del Rey Stalker Arrested on Attempted Kidnapping Charges [UPDATE]

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Lana Del Rey attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly stalking and attempting to kidnap Lana Del Rey. The Orlando Sentinel reports 43-year-old Michael Shawn Hunt was arrested outside of her tour stop at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. According to a police report, Hunt was taken into custody around 9 pm just a few hundred feet from where Rey would be performing. Hunt faces changes of attempted kidnapping with a weapon and aggravated stalking with a credible threat. Police received a tip saying that Hunt had previously shared “cryptic and threatening” posts about the vocalist on social media. Hunt is being held at Orange County Jail without bond.

Update (2:45 PM EST): Lana Del Rey has shared a statement about the incident on Twitter, saying that she’s “doing fine” and that her other performances will continue as planned. “I’m doing fine thanks for the messages,” she shared on Twitter. “And tomorrow we’ll be in Hotlanta can’t wait to see everyone.” Read the full statement below.

 

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