Movie star Demi Moore reported a suicide attempt made on Twitter and appears to have genuinely saved someone’s life in the act.
The Twitterer, Sandieguy, twittered a number of times of her attempt to commit suicide but with little response. One of her ‘final’ tweets, directed at Moore, did however finally trigger a response after Moore retweeted it.
“@mrskutcher getting a knife, a big one that is sharp. Going to cut my arm down the whole arm so it doesn’t waste time.”
The woman, based in the San Francisco area, was tracked down by Police and was reportedly unharmed, however she was taken into custody for an evaluation.
Moore posted to her profile
“It is my understanding that the situation was not a joke and that through the collective efforts here, action was taken to provide help,”
Moore’s husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, also twittered
“Wifey reported a suicide attempt based on a at reply tweet she got and saved someones life. the woman is in the hospital now,”
Despite reports to the contrary, this isn’t the first time someone has Twitter suicide threats on Twitter. In November 2007, Twitterer NickStarr made similar suicidal threats, only to be found sleeping in his car on a bridge by police in the morning.