Fortnite loser, 45, threatened to shoot boy, 11, after playing online

108 West Neck Road in Huntington N.Y.

108 West Neck Road in Huntington N.Y.

A Long Island man, 45, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in an online video game, New York's FOX 5 reported.

A NY man was arrested yesterday after threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy he had lost to in the video game "Fortnite", according to police.

Officials say that Aliperti messaged the boy through the Xbox messaging service, as well as through text message, and said that he may find the boy at school.

A man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot an 11-year-old following a loss in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Michael Aliperti, of Huntington, was arrested at his home around 1:40 a.m.

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Online harassment through games is not an uncommon thing, though it rarely seems to lead to police involvement.

"We took this as a school threat", Cameron told the newspaper.

Due to its enormous popularity, Fortnite has a player-base that spans across numerous age groups, including many young kids who enjoy playing the animated battle royale.

A man from NY has been arrested after taking a loss in a match of Fortnite Battle Royale a little too seriously. There was at least one case where a girl was sent to rehab due to her Fortnite addiction, which was so extreme that she refused to stop playing the game for virtually any reason, including using the bathroom.

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