BTS’s Jimin is once again on the receiving end of death threats in the United States. An anonymous user posted a very specific message claiming they would attack Jimin during BTS’s concert in Fort Worth, Texas in September.
After seeing the disturbing message, a concern fan tweeted at the city’s official Twitter account, hoping authorities would take action.
Hello @VisitFortWorth will you be so kind to forward this threat to BTS on your venue to the proper Convention Center authorities so they will tighten their security?any threat should be considered serious due to the
past experiences in other venues @BigHitEnt pic.twitter.com/NPG7rY7Kcv
— BTSWings🦋🧚♀️ (@TaehyungsBabe95) May 10, 2018
Within minutes, the city responded to the fan’s tweet and alerted law enforcement authorities.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention! We will share with the venue and @fortworthpd. Always report any threats to local law enforcement as they provide security for major events like this. Thanks!
— Fort Worth (@VisitFortWorth) May 10, 2018
The Fort Worth Police explained that they were aware of the threat and have launched an investigation.
We are aware of the threat made to the BTS concert (in Sept) and it is currently being investigated/looked into.
— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) May 10, 2018
Local reporters have also been alerted as well.
I'm a Reporter for the Star-Telegram in Fort Worth. Can you dm message me about the screenshot you shared?
— Prescotte Stokes III (@PrescotteStokes) May 10, 2018
Concerned fans thanked both the police and the fan who brought the threat to their attention.
Thank u so much for reporting ur so good because of u he/she can be arrested and never give these threats again thank u so much thank u alot
— MahaTariq (@MahaBts31) May 11, 2018
Why do they always target him…. Thank you for @VisitFortWorth taking the necessary actions, we want all of BTS plus all their staff to be safe
— Shwowed by Bangtan (@Shwoo_00) May 10, 2018
Omg thank you sooo much ❤ #ProtectBTS
— JMARMY (@wolfyplaytime10) May 10, 2018