Long Island man threatens to shoot 11-year-old who beat him in 'Fortnite'
WPIX / Suffolk County
Michael Aliperti

By Ashley Soley-Cerro, WPIX

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening to shoot an 11-year-old child at his school after the boy beat him at the video game "Fortnite."

Michael Aliperti, 45, of Huntington, was arrested around 1:40 a.m. and faces charges of second-degree aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

The 11-year-old reported the threats, which were made through text messages and online voice messages left using an Xbox gaming system, police said. Aliperti said Monday night he planned to shoot the child, possibly at his school, according to police.

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