Video Game Player Arrested For Threatening To Shoot Online Opponent In Huntington
Suffolk County Police arrested a Huntington man on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 for threatening to shoot a child following his loss to the boy during a video game.
Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers initiated an investigation after an 11-year-old Kings Park boy reported receiving threatening text messages and online voice messages via Xbox from a man he recently beat during a game of Fortnite. In the messages, which were sent at approximately 9 p.m. on September 17, the man threatened to shoot the child, possibly at his school.
Officers arrested Michael Aliperti, 45, of 108 West Neck Road, at his home at approximately 1:40 a.m. and charged him with Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree and Acting in a Manner to Injure a Child. Aliperti was scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
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