NYPD to Subpoena Twitter

Aug 08, 2012


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The New York Police Department plans to subpoena Twitter to release the name and information of the user who threatened to attack a New York theater. According to ABC News, the user wrote how he or she would attack the theater in a similar manner to how James Holmes killed 12 people during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises. While the NYPD had asked Twitter to hand over the information, the social media company has so far refused.

An unidentified Twitter user tweeted that there would be an attack "just like in Aurora" during a Broadway theater performance of Mike Tyson's one-man show. The user made the violent threat August 1 and posted other methodical tweets about how he or she planned to do it.

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