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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Man arrested for threatening Mets

By Adam Rubin
ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- A West Haven, Conn., man has been arrested for allegedly threatening the New York Mets via social media, West Haven Police Department public information officer Bret Schneider said.

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Police say Aryn Leroux, 42, of Contact Drive in West Haven threatened team executives, players and coaches via Twitter and also made a "specific threat" to Citi Field.

Leroux was due to be arraigned at Milford Superior Court as early as Wednesday. He will be charged with second-degree threatening and breach of peace and is being held on $2,500 bond.

"We don't fool around in this day and age, especially on social networks, on threats that are made to an organization or individuals," Schneider said.

Schneider declined to identify specific threats but suggested it may be revealed during the arraignment.

A threatening charge in Connecticut can carry up to a one-year sentence. Breach of peace can carry up to six months, Kevin Russo of the state's attorney's office said.

The Mets referred questions to law enforcement.

Leroux was arrested on an outstanding warrant executed in a joint effort by the NYPD 110th Precinct detective squad, the Queens District Attorney's office and West Haven detective Sean Faughnan.