45-year-old man threatens to shoot 11-year-old who beat him in Fortnite

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A 45-year-old New York man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot his 11-year-old Fortnite rival.

The Suffolk County Police Department said Michael Aliperti allegedly made the threats by text and voice messages through Xbox after the boy beat him in a match.

According to ABC News, Aliperti told the boy he would shoot him, “possibly at his school.”

Aliperti was arrested Tuesday and was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child.

Fortnite has become a cultural phenomenon since it was released last year.

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