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Tampa mayor's Twitter account hacked; threat posted

Bob Buckhorn
Bob Buckhorn (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, Fla. – The Twitter account of Tampa’s mayor was hacked with the hijacker posting racist and pornographic images and a threat against the airport.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s account with 52,000 followers was hacked early Thursday and police detectives are trying to determine the hijacker’s identity.

The hacker posted several racist and vulgar tweets and a threat saying he had planted a bomb at Tampa International Airport and was “looking forward to seeing some minorities die.”

The airport says it doesn’t view the threat as credible but had taken “appropriate action” to ensure passenger safety.