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Tweet about assassinating Trump causes pain for Louisville woman, station reports

President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump arrived at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump arrived at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. AP

A Louisville woman who tweeted about assassinating President-Elect Donald Trump faces an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service, WAVE 3 News in Louisville reports.

The television station reported Thursday that Heather Lowrey tweeted: “If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate.”

The tweet immediately sent off a social media firestorm, the television station reported. People alerted Lowrey’s employers of the tweet and she’s suffered consequences as a result: Her announcers announced publicly that they have decided to fire her WAVE reported.

Her social media accounts have since been deactivated, WAVE reported.

The Secret Service said it is aware of the tweet. Secret Service officials have interviewed Lowrey and plan on conducting a full investigation, the television station reported.

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