People may say Twitter does not have many practical applications, but G.I. Jane just used it to save a life.
Moore took the threat seriously and responded, as did many other Twitter users who had access to Moore's tweets.
The San Jose Police Department says they received several calls about the threat beginning at 3 a.m. Friday. They said the calls came from across the country. They could not confirm that Moore was among those who called them.
Here are the "Tweets:"
"Getting a knife,a big one that is sharp. Going to cut my arm down the whole arm so it doesn't waste time," wrote the woman whose name has not been released.
Moore responded, “Hope you are joking,” and “Everyone I was very torn about responding or retweeting that woman’s post but felt uncomfortable just letting it go."
Another user wrote, "The twitterverse is on the case just called Silicon Valley PD to report this woman many others had called. fingers crossed."
Police were able to locate the distraught woman, who was not injured. They took her in "for evaluation."
Moore thanked her followers for their help.
“Thanks everyone for reaching out to the San Jose PD i am told they are aware and no need to call anymore. I do not know this woman,” the actress wrote. “I am inspired by the enormous response of humanity here and thank you… It is my understanding that the situation was not a joke and that through the collective efforts here action was taken to provide help!”