Man used Twitter to try to kill Chavez: Venezuela

The man is suspected of using Twitter to incite the assassination of Chavez.

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2010, 09:45 AM IST

Caracas: Venezuelan police have arrested a man suspected of using the Twitter social networking site to incite the assassination of President Hugo Chavez.

Federal Police Chief Wilmer Flores Trossel says the suspect is an employee from Venezuela`s state power company and he will be questioned by prosecutors.

Flores told the local Globovision television channel on Thursday that the 27-year-old man sent messages through Twitter outlining an alleged plan to kill Chavez.

Flores did not provide additional details.

Chavez has often alleged that his adversaries want to assassinate him.