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SCPD: Man Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Child After Losing to Him in Video Game

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An 11-year-old Kings Park boy reported threatening text messages and voice messages from a man he recently beat during a game of Fortnite, cops say.

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SCPD arrested a Michael Aliperti of Huntington, 45, for threatening to shoot a child.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Huntington, NY - Sept. 18, 2018 - Suffolk County Police on Tuesday, September 18, arrested a Huntington man 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, 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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