UPDATE (9:30pm): The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has released the following statement on the incident.
Deputies were at the Disney Beach Club Resort in reference to a suspicious person. Someone thought a man had a gun under a jacket. Deputies determined there was no threat. Guests at the resort are safe. We take all threats seriously and will always respond and investigate.
UPDATE (9pm): Police have cleared the situation and the helicopter has left. Still no word on what prompted such a heavy police presence, but we’ll continue to keep you updated with the facts as they come out. Our original reporting continues below.
There is a heavy police presence and police helicopter at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club tonight. Police are blocking roadways at the Epcot Area Resorts, but staying quiet on the subject. Guests we spoke with have been questioned by police about suspicious people in the area.
BlogMickey.com is on the scene and will update as appropriate.