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New York’s top prosecutor reportedly plans to subpoena Twitter on Tuesday to force it to hand over the user ID of a man who threatened to shoot up a Broadway theatre “like Aurora.”A user from Florida posted the tweet last week, but Twitter refused to identify the user after saying in its judgment there didn’t appear to be “a threat,” the New York Daily News reported.
“They said that in judgment there doesn’t appear to be a threat,” Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne reportedly said. “We think our police judgment should trump that.”
The tweet, aimed at the Longacre theatre hosting Mike Tyson’s “Undisputed” show, said “people are gonna die like Aurora,” the Daily News reported.
The user allegedly posted a second tweet promising to “kill a lot of people.”
Twitter declined Business Insider‘s request for comment Tuesday but forwarded a link to this policy:
“If we receive information that gives us a good faith belief that there is an emergency involving the death or serious physical injury to a person, we may provide information necessary to prevent that harm, if we have it.”
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