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Man arrested for threatening to kill Nintendo execs

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A 25 year-old man has been arrested in Japan for allegedly threatening the lives of two Nintendo executives. He also threatened to bomb Nintendo headquarters.

The identity of the execs has remained anonymous, but according to the reports, the man said he planned to kill them “sooner or later”. Kyoto police arrested the man this week and he has since admitted to the threats…

Sankei News reports that on May 20, the suspect allegedly accessed the online inquiry form on Nintendo’s homepage via his home computer and named two Nintendo execs he was going to kill “sooner or later.”

The names of which executives were threatened have not been released.

Earlier today, the Kyoto Police arrested the man, who lives in Akita Prefecture, and according to authorities, he has admitted to his actions.

The police also stated that the man also allegedly wrote other threats on the Nintendo site, such as, “I’d planted bombs at Nintendo headquarters, tomorrow afternoon they’re going to blow up, Nintendo go bankrupt.” [SIC] The IP address for this comment matches his home computer’s address.

There were similar threats this past September. The police are currently investigating to see if there’s a connection.

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