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Man arrested for making bomb threats at Osaka subway station

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Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business after he posted a piece of paper that read “I planted a bomb” in the toilet of a station operated by Osaka Metro on Tuesday. 

Police said Yuya Kuwagaki, a graduate student from Osaka, has admitted to making the threat and quoted him as saying he did it “to ease his stress,” Kyodo News reported.

According to the warrant, Kuwagaki posted the paper on the toilet wall on Jan 10 at Tanimachi 9-chome Station in Osaka City’s Tennoji Ward. The paper read, “I planted a bomb. Many people will likely die.” Moreover, six bottles containing liquids were left inside the toilet. The liquids were not dangerous, police said

The paper also mentioned the group Konshinkyo, which attacks specific lawyers on internet bulletin boards.

Police said there were 10 incidents in which pieces of paper with the same bomb threat message were posted on station platforms and in building toilets in Osaka from last May to January.

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How this could help relieve stress is beyond me. Does he like to see people panic and many emergency services come to help? Strange.

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Odd headline.

Did he make bomb threats in general while he was at the Osaka subway station, or were his threats directed at the station:

"Alright, station! You're going to get it now! I'm going to bomb you and your ticket barrier back to the last century!"

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Maybe a year in lockup will help ease his stress.

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The paper also mentioned the group Konshinkyo, which attacks specific lawyers on internet bulletin boards.

For what?

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Japan needs to deal with local terrorists and stop worrying about foreign ones. Japan has a boatload of nutsos.

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 he posted a piece of paper that read “I planted a bomb” in the toilet of a station operated by Osaka Metro on Tuesday. 

> POP goes the weasel again...

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Police said Yuya Kuwagaki, a graduate student from Osaka, has admitted to making the threat and quoted him as saying he did it “to ease his stress,” Kyodo News reporter

Poor guy! Needs psychological help. Where is his family? They should be taking care of him!

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Poor guy! Needs psychological help. Where is his family? They should be taking care of him!

Maybe he has none.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Maybe he has none.

True. Where are the social workers?

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