On September 11, Metropolitan police responded to a mass shooting threat made by a Twitter account in relation to a MAGA event happening in Washington, D.C., according to a report by DailyMail.
The threat, made by “DreamstarJustic”, an account that has since been deleted or removed, was made in response to a tweet by Cassandra Fairbanks asking who was going to the event. DreamstarJustic replied in a since-deleted tweet, “I am coming with a gun and i expect to get numerous blood-stained MAGA hats as trophies”
The police seem to have deemed the threat as legitimate, as DailyMail has confirmed that appropriate and heightened security measures were being taken in response for the event. There didn’t seem to be any actual action taken at the event.
In the wake of the threat, DailyMail reports that the Metropolitan Police Department are now looking into the threat, and that the event carried on as planned.
As for the Twitter account, it looks to have changed its handle from @DreamstarJustic to @hbomberguyisbae, and the account in general seems to have been either deleted or removed from Twitter as of Wednesday morning.
As for Cassandra Fairbanks, the Twitter user who received the comment from DreamstarJustic, she’s a conservative activist known for changing her political views from a pro-Bernie Sanders standpoint to a pro-Donald Trump standpoint. In the wake of the threat, Fairbanks noted that the event has always been public, and that it always takes place on the second Tuesday of each month at the Trump hotel.
Fairbanks said to Cosmopolitan of her political change of heart, “Supporting Trump is pretty rebellious. You’re getting hate from the right and the left. His whole presidency is kind of like a rebellion against the establishment, or the neo-cons, and just D.C. in general, the way things were going. It’s pretty punk rock.”
She later retweeted a tweet by Saving America which read, “The MAGA Meetup in Trump DC was an absolute success tonight. I had a great time, despite the mass shooting threat at our event.”