Posted October 23, 2013

Connecticut man arrested for threats to Mets organization via Twitter

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A 42 year old Connecticut man was arrested on Wednesday after making threats to Citi Field and players, coaches and executives with the New York Mets. (Al Pereira/Getty Images)

A 42 year old Connecticut man was arrested on Wednesday after making threats to Citi Field and players, coaches and executives with the New York Mets. (Al Pereira/Getty Images)

A 42-year-old Connecticut man was arrested Wednesday after making threats to the New York Mets organization.

According to NBC, Aryn Leroux made threats via Twitter to specific Mets players, coaches and executives, as well as to Citi Field. In a screenshot of some of the threats, posted below, Leroux said “there will be a blood-bath at Citi-Field tomorrow night.” It’s not clear which specific game he intended to act out the threats, but based on the screenshot, he does make mention of carrying out a threat on a game held on Friday, the 13th; the Mets won 4-3 at home against the Miami Marlins on Friday, Sept. 13.

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LeRoux was arrested on an outstanding warrant after authorities acted on a joint investigation by the NYPD, the Queen’s (N.Y). District Attorney’s office and a detective from the West Haven (Conn.) police department. He is charged with threatening in the second degree and breach of peace and is being held on a $2,500 bond as he awaits arraignment at Milford (Conn.) Superior Court.

News of his arrest comes a day after a similar incident in which New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs tweeted a screenshot of death threats made to him by a man targeting him and his family if he didn’t rush for 50 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants’ game on Monday night vs. the Minnesota Vikings. NFL security continues to investigate the incident.

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5 comments
NebojsaTodorovic
NebojsaTodorovic

The guy is 42 and still isn't mature enough to understand it is a game.

My guess is our tax dollar with prosecute him, our tax dollars will defend him, our tax dollars will monitor and support his sentence and we'll all be a little poorer for this cat's immaturity.

x72
x72

Sounds like it was in jest, let the fan vent.

William27
William27

@x72 sounds like he was your friend

no normal person would do this