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600 evacuated from Tokyo office building after bomb threat

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Police said Tuesday that around 600 people were evacuated from an office building in Tsukiji in Tokyo's Chuo Ward, after a man called the building management company at 9 a.m. and said a bomb would explode there at noon.

Police and the bomb squad were mobilized to the Kowa Building at Tsukiji 1-chome and evacuated some 600 office tenants and restaurant staff from the building by 11:30. Nothing happened at noon and no suspicious objects were found in the building, which has 16 floors, including three basement levels, Fuji TV reported.

Workers were allowed to go back into the building at 1:30 p.m.

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Again! The same happened at Sapporo Station a few days ago. There must be some scary lunatic out there.

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Sounds like a bad Japanese TV drama.

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I wonder if it might have been one of the office workers wanting to be let out to enjoy the beautiful weather?

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Lunch in Tsukiji, nice! Great idea to get out ~ "Uni-don onegaishimasu!"

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Hopes that no more next time... weird

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Better safe than sorry. I hope they can track the phone records and nail whomever is doing this.

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Some do this when they get canned. Not the 1st time and not the last.

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This got nuthin' on Univ of Pittsburgh that's received more than 140 bomb threats since February.

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2 and a half hours to evacuate 600 people? Umm... imagine if this was a fire, the entire building would be burnt to the ground before everyone could get out.

What was the delay??

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Guess someone was looking for an excuse for a sickie. Didn't work though.

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if the sicko here and some of the other news articles just this week are any indication, this is going to be a long summer of wackos.

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Military mobilisation in progress...

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Wish this loon would target my office building next.

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