Fan arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up Citi Field

Aryn Leroux (West Haven Police).

Aryn Leroux (West Haven Police).

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:12 PM ET

A New York Mets fan was arrested Wednesday for allegedly threatening the team's players, coaches and executives online.

Aryn Leroux, a 42-year-old from West Haven, Conn., has been charged with threatening in the second degree and breach of peace. He reportedly made the threats, which included a plot to "blow up" the Mets' home ballpark, Citi Field, via Twitter.

"He threatened to blow us up, he had a whole elaborate scheme," Mets pitcher LaTroy Hawkins told the New York Daily News. "I know fans invest a lot in sports, they put their faith in the players and their teams, but you cannot threaten people's lives over it."

Leroux, according to the Daily News, posted the required $2,500 bail.

A screen grab from Twitter user @theycallmedubs displayed a number of Leroux's outlandish comments.

"There will be a blood bath at Citi-Field tomorrow night," one tweet read.

"Tomorrow is Friday the 13th... lets get a gang of us to wear Jason Vorhees masks to Citi-Field and go skin us a GM-Owner-Manager," another tweet read.

The Mets placed third in the National League East in 2013, with a 74-88 record. They finished 16 games back of the final wild card spot.


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