Dutch Police Arrest Teen for Twitter Terror Threat

14-year-old girl poses as al-Qaida terrorist, threatens American Airlines.

Original tweet and response from American Airlines
Original tweet and response from American Airlines Screengrab from the Daily Dot

A teenaged girl posing as an al-Qaida terrorist on Twitter was arrested at her home in Rotterdam, the Netherlands after she threatened American Airlines via the social media platform.

Dutch police told Business Insider they are not currently able to release information as to what, if any, charges will be filed against the 14-year-old girl.

The teen, who posts under the handle of @QueenDemetriax_, tweeted the following threat to American Airlines on Sunday: "@AmericanAir hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye".

To which American Airlines responded that her IP and details will be sent to the FBI, as such threats are taken "very seriously."

The teen answered with a flurry of panicked tweets (view photo on the right), saying she is not in fact from Afghanistan, alternately begging forgiveness and claiming her account was hacked, and ending with the heart-wrenching plea: "@AmericanAir pls save my life".

However, she later boasted of raking in 3,000 new followers after the affair blew up over the internet.

It should be noted that American Airlines doesn't have the IP addresses or other details of those who mention them on Twitter, this according to Nu Wexler, who handles public policy communication for the social media platform.

Wexler, as reported in the Daily Dot, responded to @QueenDemetriax_ and alerted her to the fact that only law enforcement may request such information.

Following the girl's arrest, Dutch poilce admitted in its press release that though they cannot give out further information, they thought "it was necessary to bring this out mostly because of the fact that it caused a great deal of interest on the Internet."