Republican candidate Donald Trump has asked the FBI to investigate threats made to his Twitter handle.
Sources told CBS and TMZ that the FBI was contacted by Mr Trump after someone claiming to be Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman's son Iván made "threats" to Mr Trump.
Sigue chingando y voy hacer que te tragues todas tus putas palabras pinche guero cagaleche @realDonaldTrump— Joaquín Guzmán Loera (@ElChap0Guzman) July 12, 2015
The tweet, written in Spanish, reads: "Keep ***king around and I'm gonna make you swallow your b**ch words, you ***king whitey.”
Guzman, a notorious Mexican drug lord, escaped from prison on Saturday night. He made his prison break through a 1-mile long tunnel inside his cell. He’s the leader of the most dangerous cartel in the country, responsible for more than 60,000 deaths.
Guzmán married Alejandrina María Salazar Hernández in 1977 and the couple reportedly had several children named César, Iván Archivaldo and Jesús Alfredo.
Mr Trump attempted to capitalise on the news of Guzman's prison break before the alleged threats. He once suggested to place a Berlin-type wall between the United States and Mexico to prevent immigration.
Mexico's biggest drug lord escapes from jail. Unbelievable corruption and USA is paying the price. I told you so!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2015
Can you envision Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton negotiating with 'El Chapo', the Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison? ....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
...Trump, however, would kick his ass!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
As of press time, the identity behind the social media account of "@ElChap0Guzman" was unconfirmed.Reuse content