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Man Arrested for Online Comments Threatening to Shoot Children

Made comparison to Aurora shooting


A Valencia man who was arrested Monday night—after allegedly making comments on an ESPN website about killing children—has been identified.

The suspect was identified as Eric Yee, a 21-year-old male. He was arrested without incident 5 p.m. Monday on a charge of making criminal threats.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department initially described the suspect only as an Asian male, but on Tuesday afternoon released his name.