25 Year-Old Japanese Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Blow Up Nintendo's HQ
Posted by Damien McFerran
Said he would kill Nintendo executives "sooner or later"
It has been reported today that a 25 year-old Japanese man has been arrested in connection with death threats made against executives at Nintendo.
According to Sankei News, the suspect used Nintendo's online inquiry form to make the threats, even going as far as to name the Nintendo staff he wished to kill. Their names have not been revealed.
The man — who has also not been named at this stage — was arrested by Tokyo police this morning, and has admitted to his actions. He is also charged with writing other messages on the Nintendo site, one of which stated:
I'd planted bombs at Nintendo headquarters, tomorrow afternoon they're going to blow up, Nintendo go bankrupt.
This comment was tracked using the IP address of the suspect's computer.
It's not the first time Nintendo has had to face such threats — last year, a virus was responsible for a bomb scare at the company's HQ.