In a peculiar turn of events, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has issued a subpoena for a parody Twitter account in relation to the July incident that saw white flags placed on top of the Brooklyn Bridge.
According toThe New York Times, the subpoena was issued to the @BicycleLobby Twitter account on Friday, a move intended to reveal the identity of the person or persons behind the posts. The subpoena’s existence seems to indicate that investigators believe those behind the account could potentially be helpful in determining who placed the flags on the bridge.
As RT reported last month, the New York Police Department was at a loss to explain how the American flags occupying the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced with white ones, especially given the area’s tight security. Social media made light of the situation, with some suggesting that Brooklyn was “surrendering” to Manhattan, but police did not take the situation lightly.