A 45-year-old man has been arrested for threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy after losing a game of Fortnite to him.

The man, who lives in New York, was arrested by officers on Tuesday after allegedly sending threatening voice messages on his Xbox to the boy.

He also sent text messages where he threatened to go to the boy’s home and harm him, as well as mentioning his school, at around 9pm on Monday, police claim.

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