The NYPD plans to subpoena Twitter Tuesday in an effort to force the social networking site to reveal the identity of the user who threatened to execute a “Batman”-style shooting rampage at a Broadway theater, police said.
Twelve people died in the Colorado shooting. Another 58 were wounded. Suspect James Holmes, 24, remains jailed on first-degree murder charges in that case.
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.”
Detectives asked Twitter to turn over the user’s information when the NYPD first noticed the posts, but the social media site refused. In an e-mail, the site told police it did not appear the tweet in question fell within its parameters for invoking emergency-disclosure procedures.