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U.K. Man Threatens to Blow Up Airport on Twitter

January 19, 2010 6:14 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

Here’s what not to do on Twitter:

A 26-year-old man in England, frustrated with airline delays, took to Twitter to vent his frustration.

Paul Chambers tweeted from the Robin Hood airport near Doncaster, “Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your s*** together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!”

Police arrested him shortly afterward and interrogated Chambers for nearly six hours. Authorities say one of the man’s followers reported the tweet to police.

The ordeal has made Chambers an instant Internet celebrity, having requests for interviews made by journalists from across the globe. The number of people following him has also increased.

The troubling tweet has since been deleted from the website.

— With files from DailyMail.co.uk