Police Identify Valencia Man Who Allegedly Threatened To Kill Children On Sports Website
VALENCIA (CBSLA.com) — A Valencia man was arrested Monday for allegedly threatening to kill children on a sports website.
An investigation into Eric Yee, 21, began Sept. 13 when police in Bristol, Conn., received a call from ESPN, authorities said.
Officials with the sports network told authorities someone posted a threat in an open forum on ESPN.com, referencing the recent shootings in Aurora, Colo.
Twelve people died and dozens were injured in the shooting that took place in a movie theater in July.
The posts were in response to an ESPN story on $279 Nike shoes named after LeBron James.
The suspect, a former Valencia High School and Yale University student, also reportedly wrote on the blog that he watches children from his home and wouldn’t mind murdering them.
Bristol police tracked the computer to a home in the 23000 block of Edenton Place and notified local sheriff’s officials. The home overlooks Santa Clarita Elementary School and Arroyo Seco Junior High.
Detectives served a search warrant at the residence Monday night and arrested Yee.
Several firearms were also discovered at the home.
Yee was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station on suspicion of making terrorist threats. He is being held on $1 million bail.
Authorities are in contact with Bristol police and Yale University Police to find out if there are any other suspects.
Alerts about the arrest were sent out the parents at both nearby schools.