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.
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.”
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.
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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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