A Pink recently received a death threat that was considered serious enough that police were dispatched for protection.
A news outlet reported on June 15 that several police officers had arrived at the offices of Apink’s agency (Plan A Entertainment) in Gangnam, Seoul on the evening of June 14. It was reported that the police had been dispatched to the agency because of a death threat phone call made against Apink. Apink was reportedly at their rehearsal studio in another location, and security was sent to protect them.
[#에이핑크 STAFF] 14일(수) 오후 8시30분경 플랜에이로 경찰이 출동하여 신고 사실을 알렸으며, 그 즉시 바로 에이핑크 신변보호를 요청하였습니다.현재 협박인의 처벌을 위해 경찰의 협조를 구하고 있으며,앞으로의 신변보호에 최선을 다할 것입니다.
— APINK_STAFF (@APINK_STAFF) June 14, 2017
“Police were dispatched to Plan A on Wednesday, June 14 at approximately 8:30 p.m., and informed us about the declaration,” said the tweet. “A request for protection for Apink was immediately made. We are currently seeking the cooperation of the police to ensure the punishment of the person behind the threat, and we will do our best for [the group’s] protection in the future.”
Police are currently investigating the matter and are working to identify the person who called in the threat.