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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mike Tyson Death Threats Forces Twitter to Act

New York police are investigating threats posted on Twitter just weeks after 12 people were killed at a cinema in Colorado.

Twitter has been forced to reveal information about the source of a tweet saying people were going to die at the Broadway theatre staging a one-man show by former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

The New York Police Department issued a subpoena after Twitter refused to cooperate in an investigation into posts that referenced the fatal shooting of 12 people last month at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises at a Colorado cinema.

Police said the tweets appeared to be aimed at the audience for Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - the solo show directed by Spike Lee at the Longacre Theatre in Manhattan.

"This s**t ain't no joke yo I'm serious people are gonna die just like in aurora," police said one tweet read. Read More