The 5-star Ritz-Carlton Tokyo hotel received a bomb threat on Thursday morning, police said.
According to police, a man speaking rudimentary Japanese called the hotel at around 10 a.m. and said he had placed a bomb on one of the guest floors, Fuji TV reported. All guests were evacuated for about 90 minutes while police searched the floors but no explosive device was found.
Police said the caller, if found, faces a charge of forcible obstruction of business.
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