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After Subpoena, Twitter Gives Cops Account Info of ‘Die Like Aurora’ Tweeter

Posted Aug 8, 2012 11:36 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Twitter initially turned down an emergency request from New York police to turn over account information of a person who warned of “mass murder” at a Broadway theater.

Twitter changed course after receiving a subpoena for the information, report the New York Times and the New York Post.

The Twitter writer threatened an attack at a theater where Mike Tyson is appearing in a one-man show directed by Spike Lee. Among the tweets that caused alarm: “I’m serious, people are gonna die like Aurora” and “I got 600 people on my hit list and that’s gonna be a mass murder for real.”

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