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Man arrested over Twitter shooting threats in LA

Published on Mar 15, 2014 3:38 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US police have arrested a man who tweeted that he would shoot random people on the streets of Los Angeles if his posts got 100 retweets.

Dakkari McAnuff, 20, was arrested Wednesday after posting pictures of a rifle pointing towards LA streets, each with the caption "100 RT's and i'll shoot someone walking."

A LAPD spokesman said: "During the investigation, officers discovered multiple pictures displaying an unknown type of rifle pointing in the direction of various Los Angeles city streets,"

Officers traced the Twitter account user to his downtown LA residence, where they arrested him.

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