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South Korea police says no explosives found at Samsung Life HQ

Samsung Electronics flag (L) and South Korean flag (R) flutter outside its headquarters in Seoul.
Jung Yeon-je | AFP | Getty Images
Samsung Electronics flag (L) and South Korean flag (R) flutter outside its headquarters in Seoul.

South Korean authorities found no explosives at the headquarters of Samsung Life Insurance Co in Seoul, police said on Friday.

A police official told Reuters that officers dispatched to the Samsung Life building in Seocho, a southern district of Seoul, concluded there were no explosives at 1:38 p.m. (0438 GMT).

The building had been evacuated earlier in the day following a report that explosives were inside.