NYPD goes to court to track tweets

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(AP) – He used to be known as the “baddest man on the planet.” But New York police are trying to find out why someone is threatening to do badness at a one-man play featuring Mike Tyson.

The NYPD has used a subpoena to force the Twitter to give up information about someone who threatened that “people are gonna die” at the Broadway theater staging “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” directed by Spike Lee.

The tweeter referred to the Aurora, Colorado shooting at the premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” movie last month, which left 12 dead.

At first Twitter wouldn’t cooperate with the probe, saying it didn’t think the tweets posed an immediate threat. But they came around after the subpoena was received.

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