Japanese police bomb squad checks out package sent to Hatoyama

A Japanese police bomb squad was Friday investigating a mail package containing wires and batteries sent to Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s office, but found no explosives, media reports said.

The Asahi TV network said investigators believed the security scare may have been “an evil-natured prank”. No immediate confirmation was available from the premier’s office or police.

The incident came as Hatoyama is struggling to boost his sagging ratings ahead of upper house elections due in July.

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