First Twitter Arrest: FBI Nabs Man Posting Threats

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 25, 2009 11:47 AM CDT

(Newser) – Another Twitter first: An Oklahoma City man has been arrested by the FBI after tweeting threats of a bloody rampage against the government at last week’s "tea party” in that city, Wired reports. “START THE KILLING NOW! I am willing to be the FIRST DEATH!” wrote Daniel Knight Hayden. Agents arrested Hayden the day of the event and charged him with making interstate threats. He's in a halfway house pending trial.

One of Hayden's last tweets before his arrest: "Locked AND loaded for the Oklahoma State Capitol. Let's see what happens."

A tea party in New Mexico.
A "tea party" in New Mexico.   (AP Photo)
The Twitter web site for the Milwaukee Police Department.
The Twitter web site for the Milwaukee Police Department.   (AP Photo)
Twitter.
Twitter.   (AP Photo)
Demonstrators hold up signs during a Tax Day Tea Party in Pleasanton, Calif.
Demonstrators hold up signs during a Tax Day Tea Party in Pleasanton, Calif.   (AP Photo)
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