Samsung Offices Receive Bomb Threat

Employees at Samsung across southern Seoul had a rather intense day as an unknown email revealed that a bomb was set to blow up various key buildings. According to Korea news, Samsung’s affiliate received an email around 4:30 a.m. from a sender named ‘Dilara Jahednai’.

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The email said that that there was a threat to blow up Samsung's headquarters between the 2nd and 6th of May. It also stated that Seoul embassies in Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Oman were also targets of bombings. The very same day, police were sent to check carious garages and offices of Samsung Electronics, Samsung Life Insurance as well as Samsung C&T, although nothing suspicious was found during the search. The three buildings are part of the ‘Samsung Town’ which is home to over 10,000 workers.

Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee worked at the headquarters despite of the bomb threat. A Samsung representative added, “The Samsung chairman is safe, though Samsung received an emailed bomb threat against our key buildings. He was briefed on the situation and when he arrived to work at 8:00 am and later decided to have lunch with Samsung’s financial unit”.

Published Date: May 03, 2011 10:47 pm | Updated Date: May 03, 2011 10:47 pm