A male university student has been arrested for posting on Twitter that he had planted bombs at a movie theater in Tokyo.
Police identified the suspect as Fumiya Otaki, a 22-year-old student who resides in Shibata, Niigata Prefecture, Fuji TV reported. According to police, Otaki tweeted “I have planted bombs all over the floor" to a movie theater in Shinjuku Ward in March. Police searched the theater, but no bombs were found.
At the time, the theater was planning to screen "Precure," a very popular anime among young girls, two days after the tweet was received. Otaki was quoted by police as saying “I love this anime, but as I was looking at the characters in the anime, I started to get jealous over how positive the characters are.”
Police said Otaki has admitted to sending the tweet and has been charged with obstruction of business operations.© Japan Today