A man called Tokyo station on Sunday afternoon, threatening to detonate an explosive device that he claimed to have planted on a shinkansen (bullet train) by Monday afternoon.
According to police, the call came in at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Fuji TV reported. The caller said he had placed a bomb on a shinkansen and that it would go off by Monday afternoon. JR Tokai said no train services were delayed or canceled.
Police and station personnel searched all bullet trains as well as platforms but nothing suspicious was found as of noon Monday.
Police said the caller is facing a charge of forcible obstruction of business, if he is caught.© Japan Today