- A Korean Genshin Impact event recently became a target of an unsuccessful terrorist attack. The perpetrator planted a pipe bomb at the event and announced his actions in a now-deleted tweet.
- The terrorist wanted to kill attendees for harboring anti-Chinese sentiments. The Genshin Summer 2023 festival is scheduled to run until 23 at KSPO DOME and Haneul Square in Olympic Park.
- Police and firefighters were soon dispatched to deal with the trouble, and the event continued outside the building. The recent reports by participants indicate that users were later allowed to reattend the event.
- It is currently unclear whether the criminal has been caught by the Korean authorities. Admission fees and a part of the booth zone will be refunded for users that missed the festival due to notice today.
A South Korean Genshin Impact festival was targeted by a terrorist that allegedly planted a pipe bomb at the event. The perpetrator shared his plans to blow up the event in a now-deleted tweet, causing the event to be suspended briefly. As first reported by the Korean site Globale, the motive fueling the attack had to do with his claim that attendees harbored anti-Chinese sentiments.
The tweet talked about looking forward to the explosion caused by the pipe bomb. He planted the IED at an unknown location at the venue, and it was supposed to explode at a random set time. A concerned reader likely called the authorities before the attack could take place. It was not long before police and firefighters arrived to curb the situation at the Genshin Impact festival venue.
The attack was prevented successfully, as per a recent report from Globale. Fortunately, no explosion has been reported, but it is unclear whether the culprit is still on the run or finally got trapped under the restraints of the authorities. The police have also not yet confirmed whether the pipe bomb was really placed in the venue.
The event was suspended for a while, but the overall festival continued outside the building, as per eyewitnesses on the official Genshin Impact subreddit. One Reddit user mentioned that people were waiting outside the building to reenter the venue. Another user noted that the participants were eventually allowed to reenter the building after the situation was brought under control.
The Genshin Summer 2023 festival is slated to take place until 23 at KSPO DOME and Haneul Square in Olympic Park. The users who missed the event at the entrance today will receive full admission fees and a part of the booth zone refund. Moreover, every participant will be checked closely for the rest of the festival before being let into the festival. The Genshin Impact festival planned for 23 will continue as per the set schedule.
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