A man was arrested under the Terrorism Act and banned for life from Robin Hood airport in Doncaster, England, after making a post to his Twitter account.
While most of his friends found his remark amusing, the authorities took a different view and Paul Chambers was duly arrested and charged.
Chambers made the comment on January 6th while the airport was closed due to heavy snow and threatened to delay his planned trip to Ireland.
Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!
Obviously not the wisest move given the current world situation, but it does go to show the level of surveillance being carried out at the present time.
Police officers arrived at Chambers’ home armed with a printout of his Twitter page. It is thought that he is the first person in the UK to be arrested for a comment on the social network Twitter, a dubious honour.