The man, who lives in NY, was arrested by officers on Tuesday after allegedly sending threatening voice messages on his Xbox to the boy.
Michael Aliperti, 45, threatened on Monday night to come to the boy's home and cause him pain, alluding to where he went to school in Kings Park, Suffolk County Police Chief of Department Stuart Cameron said.
A Long Island gamer threatened to gun down an 11-year-old boy who beat him at the popular video game "Fortnite", police said Tuesday. However, what makes this situation even worse is the report that Aliperti may have mentioned the boy's school. Aliperti was then arrested and charged with "aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child".
The 45-year-old Fortnite player reportedly sent threatening messages through Xbox.
"We took this as a school threat".
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Aliperti was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday.
Aliperti is now being held on $2,500 bond and faces fines for both charges, which are misdemeanors, with the potential to spend time in a county jail.
According to his attorney, Andrew Karpf, Aliperti is now going through a hard divorce, and is thus under a lot of stress.
Cameron also cautioned parents to monitor their children's video game playing and to be aware of their online opponents.