The NYPD has turned their attention to Twitter, planning to subpoena the social networking site in an effort to find out the identity of a user who threatened to shoot up a Broadway theater - reminiscent of the Aurora, CO theater massacre three weeks ago.
According to NBC News, the NYPD is asking Twitter to disclose the identity of the user who threatened to execute a "Batman"-style shooting rampage at a Broadway theater, but the social networking site has refused.
In an email, Twitter said it did not appear the tweet in question fell within its parameters for invoking emergency-disclosure procedures.
The person tweeted-
"This s---t ain't no joke yo -- I'm serious, people are gonna die like aurora."
The Twitter user being eyed by the NYPD threatened to unleash similar carnage at the Longacre Theatre in Midtown, where Mike Tyson is currently performing his one-man show Undisputed Truth.
The tweets began last week when the user wrote about making a hit list and tweeted, "i wanna kill alot of people."
Here is the collection of tweets:
On July 29, the user tweeted, "I might just shoot up this theater in new York I know they leave their exit doors unlocked. Ha now I gotta plan it step by step."
On Aug. 2, the user responded to another user tweet about Tyson's show playing at the Longacre "right now" with the tweet, "Well ima shoot that theater up tonight just trust me."
On Aug. 3, responding to a tweet that mentioned not seeing anything on the news about the threat from the previous night, the user tweeted, "I had last minute plans. I'm in Florida rite now but it'll happen i promise I'm just finishing up my hit list."
NYPD obtained a subpoena on Monday and Chief NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said that they would continue to secure the theater until the user who made the threat is found.