The Osaka Prefectural Police arrested a man Sunday in connection with a recent series of threats made to major confectionery maker Ezaki Glico in a case reminiscent of the unresolved threats against — and kidnapping of — the firm's then president, Katushisa Ezaki, in the 1980s.

Police arrested the man on charges of attempted extortion after he appeared near Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, to receive ¥50 million that he had allegedly demanded from the firm.

The Metropolitan Police Department, along with Osaka police, turned up disguised as Glico representatives and arrested the man on the spot, police said.