April 28, 2009
Man arrested in Oklahoma after Twitter threats
FBI agents have arrested a man in Oklahoma after he made threatening statements on Twitter which is a social networking site. Daniel Knight Hayden, who is 52 years old, had used the micro blogging service to send a series of messages suggesting that he was planning a war against local government officials and police. These messages were sent over a four-day period earlier this month. His messages referred to acts of violence and there was a mention of the 1995 Oklahoma bombing where 168 people were killed. Local officials are highly sensitive to threats of violence after the bombing of the city’s Alfred P Murrah building in April 1995. This deadliest attack which is termed as an incident of homegrown terrorism left 168 people dead including 19 children in a day care centre.