NORTH CAROLINA - A Twitter user is backtracking after she apparently tweeted a threat to American Airlines.
Twitter user @QueenDemetriax_ apparently sent a tweet to American Airlines that read:
“Hello, my name is Ibrahim and I am from Afghanistan. I am part of Al Qaeda and on June 1 I am gonna do something really big bye.”
American Airlines publicly responded:
“Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI.”
@QueenDemetriax_ has since changed her public name to demetria and has tweeted several times since American Airlines responded publicly to her “threat.”
The airline later deleted its response to @QueenDemetriax_ and issued a statement:
“At American, the safety of our passengers and crew is our number one priority,” American said in a statement. “We take security matters very seriously and work with authorities on a case by case basis.”
The FBI has not commented on the tweet.