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.