Dutch police arrest teen who threatened American Airlines on Twitter

Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.

hidden April 15, 2014 13:19:24 IST
Dutch police arrest teen who threatened American Airlines on Twitter

Amsterdam: Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.

Police spokesman Roland Ekkers said the girl, who has not been identified for privacy reasons, turned herself in to Rotterdam police in the company of a parent Monday and is now being interrogated.

Dutch police arrest teen who threatened American Airlines on Twitter

An American Airlines plane is seen in this file photo. AP

The tweet posted Sunday said it came from an al-Qaeda member in Afghanistan named Ibrahim and threatened to "do something really big on June 1." But the account's handle came with the nickname "Sarah" and a profile image of a young woman.

Apologetic tweets were posted to the account after the airline replied it was taking the threat seriously and calling in law enforcement.

Ekkers said the motive for the tweet is not yet known.

Associated Press

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