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Long Island man threatens 11-year-old boy over Fortnite, police say

Posted: 1:13 PM, Sep 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-19 20:13:38Z

(KGTV) - A 45-year-old New York man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of threatening an 11-year-old boy over the game Fortnite, police said.

Michael Aliperti of Huntington sent threatening text messages and online voice messages via Xbox Monday night, Suffolk County Police said in a news release.

Aliperti wrote that he would shoot the boy, possibly at his school, police said.

Aliperti was charged with Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree and Acting in a Manner to Injure a Child.

He was taken into custody at his home on Long Island early Tuesday morning and scheduled to appear in court next week, ABC News reported.

It was unclear if Aliperti has children of his own.

Fortnite, which is owned by Epic Games, is an online video game released in 2017.