Oklahoma man arrested for alleged tweets 

Waning are the days of the hand-scrawled manifesto.

A 52-year-old Oklahoma City man was arrested April 15 for Twittering about his plan to turn a local tax protest into a massacre on the state Capitol steps.

In a criminal complaint, the FBI identified Daniel Knight Hayden as Twitter user CitizenQuasar " a microblogger agents said vowed to wage "war" against the government in a "Tea Party" tax-day protest at the Oklahoma Capitol.

The FBI said CitizenQuasar's violent tweets (which sounds pretty oxymoronic, right?) began April 11. The following tweets use Hayden's creative spelling, not ours.

"The WAR wWIL start on the stepes of the Oklahoma State Capitol. I will cast the first stone. In the meantime, I await the police," read a tweet posted at 7:59 p.m. that day.

In a series of tweets posted shortly after 8 p.m., CitizenQuasar reportedly wrote: "START THE KILLING NOW! I am willing to be the FIRST DEATH," and "Send the cops around. I will cut their heads off the heads and throw the on the State Capitol steps."

A few days later, at 12:49 a.m. on April 15, CitizenQuasar tweeted: "Locked AND loaded for the Oklahoma State Capitol. Let's see what happens." Hayden was arrested at his home later that day, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City told Wired's Threat Level blog. Hayden faces a federal complaint of making interstate threats.

Hayden was arraigned on April 16 and ordered released to a halfway house pending trial, according to Wired.

Pin It
Favorite

About The Author

Gazette staff

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Repeal Day Celebration @ Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar

VillagesOKC Pickleball @ Yukon Community Center

View all of today's events »

OKG Social

OKG Media Feed

© 2019 Oklahoma Gazette / Tierra Media Inc. All rights reserved.
REPRODUCTION OF CONTENT IN ANY MANNER WITHOUT PERMISSION IS PROHIBITED.
TO OBTAIN PERMISSION, CONTACT US

Powered by Foundation