April 14, 2017 / 3:50 AM / 4 months ago

South Korea police search Samsung Group building after explosives report

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen in Seoul, South Korea, July 4, 2016.Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police said on Friday they had sent a response team to a Samsung Group office building in southern Seoul following a report of explosives being planted inside.

The headquarters of Samsung Life Insurance Co Ltd in Seocho was evacuated as a precaution, the company said. Fire officials and police were searching the building.

It was not immediately clear if any explosive had been found.

Reporting by Se Young Lee and Heekyong Yang; Editing by Nick Macfie

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