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City schools in lockdown after man posts ‘I will kill a boy tomorrow’ 32 times on government website

By Mason White 3:35 PM January 21, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested on charges of obstruction of business after posting threatening messages 32 times on a government website, police in Japan said.

Nagoya Police said that they have arrested 34-year-old Takemi Otani, after being accused of threatening to kill a child in a message posted on the city’s officials website.

On Tuesday, Otani posted the threatening message in the “Voices of the People” forum. In his post, Otani wrote: “I will kill a boy tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.”

Otani posted the message a total of 32 times. On Wednesday, all schools in the city kept students inside until 3:00 p.m., until it was clear that the children are not at risk.

Police managed to find the suspect by tracking the IP address used to post the threatening message. Police raided the suspect’s home and confiscated the computer used to post the message.

Otani admitted to posting the message, and he was charged with obstruction of business.