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At Shohei Ohtani stadium No bomb found after threat before Dodgers-Padres in Seoul.

AutoAt Shohei Ohtani stadium No bomb found after threat before Dodgers-Padres in Seoul.

South Korean police said they’ve found no explosives at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome after searching the site Wednesday following a reported bomb threat against Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani.

About 150 police officers used dogs, X-ray detectors and other equipment to search through the stadium, but no suspicious objects were discovered, according to Seoul’s Guro police station.
Authorities in Seoul confirmed that a bomb threat claiming to target the Gocheok Sky Dome for the Dodgers’ season opener Wednesday against the San Diego Padres was not credible, according to a person with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly.
Police identified the perpetrator as an individual with a history of false claims, the person said.

The Dodgers’ game, which marks Shohei Ohtani’s regular-season debut with the club, will proceed as planned, according to a Major League Baseball spokesperson.

Police officers said they acted on a tip that there was a threat targeting Ohtani but didn’t elaborate.

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South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the search happened after South Korea’s consulate general in Vancouver, Canada received an email threatening to detonate an explosive at the Gocheok stadium during the Major League Baseball opening game between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres scheduled to start later Wednesday. The game will mark the first MLB regular-season game in South Korea.

Yonhap said the sender of the English-language email claimed to be a Japanese lawyer. Yonhap cited police as suspecting the email might have come from a person who last year allegedly sent a slew of similar threatening emails and faxes while claiming to be a Japanese lawyer.

Police and bomb-sniffing canines were seen searching the seats and hallways of the stadium during the morning. The search did not appear to affect game preparations, with groundcrews checking the fields and K-pop performers rehearsing in the outfield.

Guro police officers said a total of about 350 officers will be deployed by the time the Dodger-Padres game begin.
According to local media reports in Seoul — the capital city of South Korea — police received an email Wednesday morning from a person threatening to bomb Gocheok Sky Dome to harm Ohtani and others during the Dodgers and Padres international opening day game Wednesday night.

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