Man Arrested After Sending Idol A Death Threat By Fax

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Today, a 24-year-old man named Kazuki Domoto was arrested for sending a fax threatening to kill pop idol Yuka Ogino. Domoto has confessed, there was “no mistake” that he sent the fax.

Ogino is a member of the Niigata-based NGT48. BSN reports that a fax was sent to the group’s Niigata office from a convenience store in Kyoto. “I will kill Yuka Ogino” was written repeatedly on the fax.

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According to Mainichi News, police were able to track the convenience store via the fax’s number and spotted Domoto in the security camera footage.

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