Authorities are investigating an online threat that was sent to British author J.K. Rowling from a Twitter account on Friday that praised the attack on British-American author Salman Rushdie.
“Horrifying news. Feeling very sick right now. Let him be OK,” Rowling tweeted Friday in reaction to Rushdie’s attack. The author then received a reply from a Twitter account under the name “Meer Asif Asiz” that read: “Don’t worry you are next.”
Newsweek was unable to independently verify the validity of the account, but the tweet seems to have been deleted by Sunday morning.