Florida man accused of making bomb threats at Disney World execs during 3-hour-long Twitter tirade

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Source: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office; Unsplash

Aug. 15 2021, Published 8:40 a.m. ET

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A Florida man was arrested for tweeting alleged threats to detonate explosive devices at Disney World.

Authorities said Steven James Jordan, 38, of Seminole, created a Twitter account on Aug. 8 and managed to catch the attention of law enforcement officials.

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Investigators claim Jordan threatened to blow up the homes of Disney World executives with a hand grenade and C-4 plastic explosives during a three-hour-long, 186 Twitter tirade.

The Central Florida Intelligence Exchange reportedly contacted detectives from to the Threat Management Section of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office with information on a man who allegedly tweeted “@Disney or we will blow up all of your execs houses with C4” and “@Disney I will toss a hand grenade threw their loft window.”

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Officials said Jordan wrote other threats and hostile complaints on his now-deactivated account, including to Activision Games, “in reference to their video games, derogatory comments about their executives and other current litigation issues,” on Aug. 8.

Employees at Activision Blizzard Games held a walkout last month to protest the company's responses to a sexual discrimination lawsuit, along with claims of pay discrimination, sexual harassment, and a pervasive “frat culture,” according to IGN.com.

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Jordan reportedly admitted to writing the threatening tweets during questioning on Aug.11, according to a statement from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies charged Jordan with threatening to throw, place or discharge a destructive device.

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