NYPD to Subpeona Twitter After Threat of Aurora Attack on Broadway
NEW YORK — The NYPD plans to subpoena Twitter Tuesday to identify a man who used the social media platform to threaten a “Batman”-style massacre at a Broadway theater.
“ima shoot that theater up tonight trust me,” Twitter user @obamasmistress, who goes by the alias Anonymous Celebrity, wrote to another user Friday. The recipient had tweeted that she was standing in line for the opening night of Tyson’s show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.”
The day before, @obamasmistress told another user, “i said you on my hit list too. This sh— ain’t no joke yo I’m serious people are gonna die just like in aurora,” a reference to the Colorado town where 12 people were killed and 58 were injured when a gunman opened fire at a packed midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20.
Cops responded to the Longacre Theatre on West 48th Street as a precaution after they learned of the threats, and sent an “emergency request” to Twitter to release any information it had on the user, police said.
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