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Southern California man arrested for threat to kill children in ESPN post

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Updated at 6 p.m. ET: Authorities have arrested a California man for allegedly making terrorist threats, after he wrote in online posts that he wouldn't mind killing kids.

Former Yale University student Eric Yee, 21, remains in custody Tuesday on $1 million bail, The Associated Press reported. He allegedly wrote in the reader response section of an ESPN online story that he was watching kids and wouldn't mind killing them, according to the AP. The man also posted the killing would be like the July 20 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. that left 12 dead and 58 wounded, NBCConnecticut.com reported.


Police in Bristol, Conn., where ESPN is headquartered, say an employee of the sports network called authorities on Thursday to report the Yee's comments, according to the AP. Police traced the man's location to a home in Valencia, in northern Los Angeles County, where he was arrested on Monday, the AP reported.

Yee lives with his parents in a home that overlooks a local elementary school and a junior high school, and authorities found several firearms inside, according to NBCLosAngeles.com. The schools reportedly increased security Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said it's in contact with Yale University police "to ascertain if there are any outstanding suspects," NBCLosAngeles.com reported.

Yale officials say Yee withdrew from the Ivy League university back in May for undisclosed reasons, according to the AP.

NBCLosAngeles.com's Melissa Pamer and Antonio Castelan, as well as NBCConnecticut.com and The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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