Pink fan in trouble over 'I'm ready with my bomb' tweet

A Pink fan has found himself in trouble over a tweet. Photo / Wayne Drought
A Pink fan has found himself in trouble over a tweet. Photo / Wayne Drought

A teenager accused of making a bomb threat at a weekend Pink concert in Melbourne says his tweet was taken too literally.

The 16-year-old boy was one of more than 10,000 people who packed into Rod Laver Arena on Sunday to see the first of the American pop star's 18 Melbourne concerts.

As Pink walked on stage, the boy tweeted: "@Pink I'm ready with my Bomb. Time to blowup #RodLaverArena Bitch."

Police and security printed a copy of his Twitter profile picture and managed to find him amongst the crowd. He was then arrested.

The boy says he was referring to the Pink song Timebomb.

"It was meant to be about drop the effects, the music, everything - just drop it all." he told Australia's Seven News.

A Rod Laver Arena spokeswoman said the venue took any threat to safety and security very seriously.

"We took swift and appropriate action in conjunction with Victoria Police to ensure the venue was secure and free from risk," she said.

The boy from Warrnambool, in western Victoria, is expected to be charged on summons with uttering threats and public nuisance-related offences.

The tweet has since been deleted.


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