Police are investigating a potential threat to one of the singers of a popular Korean pop band that has an upcoming show in North Texas.
The group, BTS, is set to perform in Downtown Fort Worth on September 15 and 16. Police are taking the death threat seriously even though the same so-called threat against the same singer has happened before at a number of past shows.
Daniela Verela spent $250 per ticket to see her favorite K-pop band. She and her family are still planning to go even after the death threat against one of its singers.
“I was scared because my whole family is going,” she said. “I don't want anything to happen to them or any other guys from BTS or anybody who goes in general."
The threat posted to Twitter was directed toward the band's lead singer. It threatened to shoot him when he sings his hit song “Serendipity” at the Fort Worth convention center.
Fort Worth police sent out a tweet saying it is aware of the threat and is taking it seriously. They will add extra security if needed. It's arguably one of the departments most popular tweets, with thousands of retweets, even more likes and hundreds of comments.
“We should be taking it seriously based on what happened in Vegas and what happened in Paris,” Varela said. “The main people that are going to these events and going to these concerts are kids like from ages 15 to 18.”
But investigators are also looking into whether the threat could be a publicity stunt. Similar threats involving shooting Jimin at a show have been made in recent years before concerts in New York and Los Angeles. Nothing happened, but extra security was provided.