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Taylor Armstrong Receives Twitter Death Threats, Contacts FBI

02/01/2012 03:30 pm ET

After "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" castmember Taylor Armstrong received multiple death threats via her Twitter account Sunday evening, the reality star contacted the FBI to look into their source, according to Radar Online.

A user of the social networking site, who goes by the handle @hardboiledpeggs, reportedly tweeted that he planned to kill Armstrong and her five-year-old daughter, Kennedy. Although the handle has since been removed from Twitter, the user threatened to kidnap Armstrong at an upcoming book-signing for her new memoir, Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within.

Armstrong egngaged the user tweeting, "Don't ever contact me again," according to the UK's Daily Mail.

But the interaction didn't stop there. The user then replied with, "Turn around bright eyes every now and then, Kennedy's dead."

"Taylor will be consulting with security professionals and assess what changes she needs to increase," a law enforcement official told Radar. "Her first concern when she got the threats was Kennedy, but her daughter is safe, and that is all that matters to Taylor. She will do whatever is necessary to protect herself and Kennedy. Taylor is assisting the FBI with the investigation, and she wants the person responsible for the the threats prosecuted."

Twitter followers and friends urged Armstrong to report the social networking user to authorities, prompting Armstrong to contact the FBI.

Armstrong reportedly still intends to attend her February 7 book signing in New Jersey.

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