Huntington resident Michael Aliperti allegedly made the threats by text and voice messages through Xbox after the boy beat him, the Suffolk County Police Department said in a press release.
Aliperti told the child that he would shoot him, "possibly at his school," in messages sent Monday around 9 p.m., the release states.
Aliperti was arrested at his Long Island home Tuesday around 1:40 a.m. and charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child. He was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
It is unclear if Aliperti retained an attorney or has children himself.
Additional details on the case were not immediately available.
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