Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Kill Nintendo Execs

A 25 year-old man has been arrested in Japan for allegedly threatening the lives of two Nintendo executives. Apparently, those weren't his only threats.

Sankei News reports that on May 20, the suspect allegedly accessed the online inquiry form on Nintendo's homepage via his home computer and named two Nintendo execs he was going to kill "sooner or later."

The names of which executives were threatened have not been released.

Earlier today, the Kyoto Police arrested the man, who lives in Akita Prefecture, and according to authorities, he has admitted to his actions.

The police also stated that the man also allegedly wrote other threats on the Nintendo site, such as, "I'd planted bombs at Nintendo headquarters, tomorrow afternoon they're going to blow up, Nintendo go bankrupt." [SIC] The IP address for this comment matches his home computer's address.

There were similar threats this past September. The police are currently investigating to see if there's a connection.

「任天堂倒産しろ」 任天堂の役員に殺害予告 脅迫容疑で秋田県の男を逮捕 [産経ニュース]

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