Police in Tokyo have re-arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of posting death threats against Hitoshi Matsumoto from the comedy duo Downtown.
According to police reports, Wataru Soma, a systems engineer from Tokyo’s Mitaka City, allegedly posted online death threats against the famous comedian and his family, Fuji TV reported. Furthermore, Soma made bomb threats on an internet bulletin board against a performing arts training school for aspiring entertainers.
Police said Soma has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I wanted to make a huge commotion so I wouldn’t be ignored. But I had no intention of harming anyone.”
Soma was first arrested earlier this month for making similar online death threats against the Japanese comedy duo Ogi-Yahagi.© Japan Today