An Apple Store in Tokyo stopped a promotional event from taking place over the weekend, after receiving a bomb threat that caused the store to temporarily close. The Ginza Apple Store
was sent the anonymous letter at 11am on Sunday, with the sender claiming there to be a bomb on site, and threatening to blow it up unless an event being held at the store a few hours later was cancelled, an order the store complied with.
The store quickly alerted the police, with officers from Tsukiji Police Station searching the outlet but failing to find any explosives or other suspicious items, reports
the Japan Times
. The store itself closed for around one hour, calling off the event in the interest of public safety, though police are apparently still investigating the incident as a case of "alleged forcible obstruction of business."
It is unclear why the store's event was targeted by the individual, with director Isao Yukisada among the guests expected to take part during the meeting. Earlier the same day, the Apple Store was holding a separate Hour of Code
event, but it was unaffected due to the timing of the bomb threat's delivery.