Indonesian fans of the groups NCT 127 and SEVENTEEN were alarmed on November 4, 2022, when a bomb threat surfaced. The threat had been aimed at NCT 127’s encore concert for THE LINK+, held over the weekend of November 4.
According to the media, the threat in the form of a handwritten note had surfaced on the concert site.
[RT] A bomb threat was made through a written letter at the BSD ICE in Jakarta where NCT 127 will hold their concert.
Thankfully, the authorities are doing their best to handle the situation. Please be vigilant of your surroundings, and take care of yourself, Indonesian Johfam! https://t.co/TRlsm4HCoP
— For JOHNNY SUH 🌐 (@THESUHPROJECT) November 4, 2022
As the threat surfaced on the day of NCT 127’s concert itself, the police were quickly dispatched to the area. They brought sniffer dogs with them. The local news quickly reported on the matter to calm concert-goers and keep them up to speed.
Unit anking pelacak (K9) diturunkan ke lokasi untuk melakukan penyisiran secara manual terkait adanya ancaman bom di lokasi konser NCT 127, di ICE BSD, Tangsel. https://t.co/YTwbPvpNdY
— detikcom (@detikcom) November 4, 2022
The police quickly swept the area and confirmed that there was no immediate threat or any suspicious items found.
[PRESS] NCT 127 at risk of bomb terror in Indonesia? "No suspicious items found"
— 링 (@nctdaoying) November 4, 2022
An anonymous letter by the alleged person who spread the threat was uploaded. In the letter, they claimed to have been threatened by an unknown organization to carry out the bombing. They also refer to a year-end concert, which would be SEVENTEEN‘s.
content of letter: there's someone who got forced (by unknown organization) to bring bomb to nct and svt concert. there's so much bomb like TNT and TAPT. the clue of bomber is there's 3 cars and 11 people. the bomber asked for help.
this raw translate, corrert me if im wrong pic.twitter.com/cszB0kDKTX
— •᷄ ɞ•᷅ (@frfrieslovers) November 4, 2022
The police managed to track down the owner behind the account and are currently undergoing investigations. Later on, it was also confirmed by the local organizers that the issue was a hoax and that the concerts would proceed as planned.