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Bomb threats issued for schools in Tokyo  

  • June 7, 2020
  • , Sankei
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Sankei reported online on Sunday evening that the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education had received emails suggesting that bombs had been placed in schools in the Shibuya and Setagaya districts of Tokyo. The Shibuya Police Station is currently investigating the matter on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business. According to the report, the station was notified by the Shibuya Ward Office on June 5 that it had received an email saying that bombs set to go off at 10:30 a.m. on June 8 had been placed in 30 schools in the Shibuya district. The Setagaya Ward Office reportedly received a similar email. According to the daily, no bombs have been found and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police are increasing their vigilance around the schools. Fuji TV carried a similar story adding that the Tokyo Metropolitan University and Dentsu headquarters building had also received bomb threats. 

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