Telephone Bomb Threat at the Fukui Prefectural Office, Man Apprehended

Telephone Bomb Threat at the Fukui Prefectural Office, Man Apprehended

Charge of Forcibly Obstructing Business Operations, Part of Charge Denied

On May 2nd, the Fukui Prefectural Office received a telephone bomb threat. On the 3rd, under the charge of forcibly obstructing business, an unemployed male (aged 64) from Ono City (in Fukui Prefecture) was apprehended through the efforts of the Fukui Prefectural Police-Fukui Police Station, Ono Police Station, Prefectural Police Search Department, and the Police Search Squad. According to the Fukui Police Station, “The man admitted to making a phone call, but had no recollection of talking about a bomb,” denying part of the charge.

The criminal charge stated that on May 2nd, at around 1:10 p.m., the Fukui Prefectural Office received a call with a message, “A bomb has been planted”, under the suspicion of obstructing the regular duties of the Prefectural Office staff, by having them evacuate the building, and the police officers having to search for the explosive material.

According to Fukui Prefecture, upon receiving the telephone bomb threat, the approximately 190 Prefectural Office staff evacuated to the Fukui City Central Park, suspending operations for over 2 hours. Approximately 40 police officers searched within and around the Prefectural Office.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1079954

Fukui Prefectural Office Receives Telephone Bomb Threat, Staff Evacuated

Fukui Prefectural Office Receives Telephone Bomb Threat, Staff Evacuated

Fukui Prefectural Police, Entranceways Blocked and Searching for Suspicious Object

During the afternoon of May 2nd, the Fukui Prefectural Office (in Fukui City) received a telephone bomb threat. At around 3:00 p.m. of the same day, an announcement was broadcast throughout the prefectural office, “The Fukui Prefectural Office has received a telephone bomb threat; out of caution, please evacuate the building”; the staff then evacuated to the nearby Fukui City Central Park. The Fukui Prefectural Police (Fukui Police Station) blockaded the entranceways leading into the prefectural office, and has been searching for a suspicious object.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1079697

Fukui Prefecture, No New COVID-19 Infections

Fukui Prefecture, No New COVID-19 Infections

May 3rd Report, Also No COVID-19 Deaths

As of noon on May 3rd, Fukui Prefecture reported no new infections or deaths related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Since April 29th, there have been no reports of infections for 5 days in a row. The prefecture did not hold a press conference today.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1079993