Area 51: US military sorry over ‘threat to use bomber against millennials’

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A branch of the US military has apologised after a tweet appeared to threaten people trying to visit Area 51 over the weekend.

The message, posted by the Defence Visual Information Distribution Service (a communications service for the US military) said: “The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today”.

Accompanying the tweet was an image of a stealth bomber and 200 airmen taken in Missouri, seemingly threatening attendees at Area 51 with military action.

The tweet was later deleted, and the service apologised, saying: “Last night a DVIDSHUB employee posted a Tweet that in NO WAY supports the stance of the Department of Defence. It was inappropriate and we apologise for this mistake.”