Authorities have arrested the 14-year-old girl who ignited an Internet firestorm after tweeting a threat at American Airlines Sunday.
Police in Rotterdam, Netherlands tweeted Monday morning from their official account that the Dutch girl has been arrested and that the investigation into the matter continues.
— Politie Rotterdam eo (@Politie_Rdam) April 14, 2014
The girl, who identified herself as Sarah online, initially tweeted at American Airlines that she was a member of Al Qaeda and was going to “do something really big” on June 1. She later said she was joking.
The airline tweeted back at her saying they “take these threats very seriously” and said that her IP address and details would be forwarded to security and the FBI.
Both Sarah and American Airlines eventually removed their initial tweets. Sarah’s account was later suspended by Twitter.
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