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.

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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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