The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday they have detained a 15-year-old boy over death threats against show business personality Agnes Chan.
Fuji TV reported that on Sept 21, investigators searched the residence of the student in Akishima City, Tokyo, on suspicion of posting the death threats.
The youth has reportedly admitted to posting a message on Twitter in which he said that he would "use a knife to slash Chan to ribbons on September 21," along with similar threats. Police quoted him as saying, "I couldn't stand seeing her engaging in charitable activities while she herself enjoys such an affluent lifestyle."
Police confiscated the youth's iPhone they believe was used to post the threats, and are collecting evidence in preparation for filing formal charges.
Chan told reporters, "Coming just before my scheduled concert in Osaka, I was shocked, and also deeply hurt to hear that the poster was a 15-year-old youth. As the police investigation is still ongoing, I'll wait and see what develops before commenting further."© Japan Today