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Ginza Apple store calls off event after receiving bomb threat

JIJI

The Apple Inc. retail store in Tokyo’s Ginza district called off a promotional event Sunday after receiving an anonymous letter threatening to blow it up unless the event was canceled.

Officers from Tsukiji Police Station searched the outlet but found no suspicious objects.

The police are investigating the incident as a case of alleged forcible obstruction of business. The letter was delivered to the store at around 11 a.m. Sunday.

According to the police and other sources, the event, to be joined by guests including film director Isao Yukisada, was slated to start at 2 p.m.

A handwritten message in the letter said the store would be blown up unless the event was canceled.

Upon reading the letter, the store suspended operations for about an hour and the event was called off.

  • Tatami53

    How sad that there are some horrible people on this planet that have nothing else to do with their lives except threaten the lives of others. How can the police ever track this individual down? I hope they do, but I can’t imagine how they can.

  • disqus_vBekJrf7g5

    Another nut-job; Japan’s greatest natural resource it seems.

  • disqus_vBekJrf7g5

    Another nut-job; Japan’s greatest natural resource it seems.

  • Christina Tsuchida

    So far there is no proof of a Japanese source for the crime, right? Could be a call from anywhere in the world.

  • Christina Tsuchida

    So far there is no proof of a Japanese source for the crime, right? Could be a call from anywhere in the world.

  • Hendrix

    not blaming Koreans or NJ yet?