NYPD supoenas Twitter over threats at Tyson show

Mike Tyson performs during the grand opening of his one-man show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live on Stage" at the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino April 14, 2012, in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Mike Tyson performs during the grand opening of his one-man show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live on Stage" on April 14, 2012, in Las Vegas.
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - New York City police and Twitter were at odds this week over tweeted threats about prizefighter Mike Tyson's one-man show in Broadway.

Police say they have subpoenaed Twitter to try to identify someone who tweeted a warning that people would be killed at "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." One tweet referenced the shootings last month in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 dead in a movie theater.

Another tweet threatened to "shoot that theater up." The first tweets went out on Friday.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Tuesday that Twitter initially refused to disclose the source of the posts, but has since turned over information in response to a subpoena. He provided no further details.

A Twitter spokeswoman declined to comment.

Police recently beefed up security at the Long Acre Theater in midtown Manhattan as a precaution.

  • CBS News Staff

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