By Jen Heger – Radar Legal Editor
The FBI has identified a suspect in the Taylor Armstrong Twitter death threats, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, on January 29, Taylor was sent a Twitter message by @Hardboiledpeggs which said, “see u on February 7 ill be there with a book and a rope so i can kidnap u,” which Taylor responded by saying, “Don’t ever contact me again.”
The next threatening message mentioned Taylor’s daughter, Kennedy: “Turn around bright eyes every now and then, Kennedy’s dead,” @hardboiledpeggs wrote. Taylor replied, “Don’t ever contact me again.”
The Twitter user @hardboiledpeggs has since been deleted. Armstrong has a book signing event scheduled on February 7 in New Jersey, and law enforcement sources tell RadarOnline.com that she will have increased security.
“The FBI has identified a suspect that made the threats, they know who it is. The suspect doesn’t live in California, and the public will be shocked to learn who it is. Taylor and Kennedy are safe and secure,” a source close to the situation tells us.
It’s been a rocky road recently for the Bravo star after her husband, Russell Armstrong, committed suicide last summer because of financial woes. Taylor’s new memoir, Hiding From Reality, details the violent beating she endured, claims she was called names in front of her daughter, and that he secretly spied on her during their marriage.
A formal announcement about the suspect and what Taylor’s next step will be is expected later Thursday or Friday.
Calls seeking comment to the FBI in Los Angeles weren’t immediately returned.