Konami Employee Charged with Attempted Murder After Attacking Boss with Fire Extinguisher

There’s never a dull day at Konami it seems – but this story isn’t really a laughing matter. According to Japanese publication Asahi Shimbun Digital, an employee has been charged with attempted murder after attacking his boss with a fire extinguisher, and allegedly hitting him “with the intention of killing him”. The story adds that the attack stems from allegations of workplace harassment lodged by the suspect in 2020, although the details are still developing.

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closed_account163d ago

Holy crap. I know Konami pissed off a lot of us in the past, but no amount of Pachinko machines warrants this kind of behavior. Glad he's ok.

roadkillers162d ago

I highly doubt this has anything to do with Pachinko machines lol

closed_account161d ago (Edited 161d ago )

My apologies, it was a (failed) joke. XD

but seriously, I really am glad the guy is alright!

I hope they give the attacker hard time in prison..... assembling Pachinko machines. 🫣

roadkillers160d ago

^If that was a normal prison sentence, I'm sure no one would attempt murder haha

camel_toad162d ago

Yeh I've gone through so many fire extinguishers and co-workers

Rhythmattic162d ago

im still only at water coolers...... and they can also put a fire out.

DnBSkillZ162d ago (Edited 162d ago )

I guess the worker was about to get fired

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