First Twitter Arrest: FBI Nabs Man Posting Threats
By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2009 11:47 AM CDT
A "tea party" in New Mexico.   (AP Photo)

(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."

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Apr 26, 2009 4:08 AM CDT
Lately, the extreme right seems to bring out the worst in people. These individuals will never change and we'll have to wait for them to die from old age.
Apr 25, 2009 10:29 AM CDT
Y'can almost see the drool from here.
Apr 25, 2009 10:11 AM CDT
It's the free (hate) speech of Limbaugh, Coulter, etc. that incite these lame brain nut-cases, and turn then into walking time-bombs; Dangerous Ditto-heads driven over edge by right-wing talk radio hosts who turn "free speech" into HATE SPEECH, ignoring the fact that some of their listeners may have an IQ under 100.