192 people are detained in South Korea after online threats
South Korean police have taken 192 individuals into custody for making online threats of copycat murders following a fatal stabbing incident in Seoul one month ago, as reported on Monday.
Since the incident on July 21, in which an individual with a knife killed one person and injured three near Sillim Station, a total of 431 online murder threats have been identified by the National Office of Investigation.
Out of those responsible for the threatening posts, 192 have been apprehended, and 20 have been formally arrested, according to reports from Yonhap News Agency.
Among those detained, 90 individuals, which is 41.7 percent, were minors, including children under the age of 14 who are not subject to criminal prosecution, as stated by the office.
On August 17, an 11-year-old elementary school student was referred to the Seoul Family Court’s juvenile division after posting a threat the day before to carry out a stabbing at a concert in Seoul.