Another bomb threat was made targeting Korean girl group APink, delaying their press conference for a new drama.
An unidentified male called the Imperial Palace Hotel, the venue for the press conference of the upcoming JTBC drama "Untouchable" which will star APink member Eunji. The suspect, who made the call at around 12:53 PM on November 21, said, "I know there is an 'Untouchable' event. I have a grudge. I am setting off a bomb."
Immediately after, the police responded to the scene and searched the Selena Hall and other parts of the hotel but no bomb was found, according to the Korea Herald.
Media representatives who were there to cover the press conference were first allowed to enter the venue but were evacuated.
"We need to search inside to make sure it's safe," one hotel staff said.
Authorities suspected that the caller was the same man who threatened to kill APink last June. A male caller called before the group held their album showcase to say that he would bomb the event.
"We regret that we have to say hi to our fans through negative news. We were startled a lot, but I think we were able to find our stability through well wishes from fans," said Apink member Bomi, according to Yonhap News.
This time, Eunji expressed her frustration that up to now, the man has yet to be arrested.
"I do not know who you are, but the authorities know who you are. However, as the laws are different in Canada and Korea, although he is committing crimes, although they know who he is, they have been unable to punish him. Please take stronger measures so that the criminal who is continuing to do damage can be caught as quickly as possible," she posted on Instagram.
She apologized and thanked the police and the media for coming to the event.