A person who threatened to kill Adam Silver has been arrested by New York Metropolis police.
In accordance with the New York Publish, a 27-year-old New York man was arrested for threatening gun violence towards the NBA commissioner in an electronic mail final yr.
“I’m going to “come up there and kill you with my f–king gun,” David Pyant allegedly wrote final July. Maybe extra disturbingly, the Publish reported that Pyant had 13 prior arrests and has served time in jail for theft earlier than the newest fees had been filed.
This incident actually brings up a number of unanswered questions. Primarily, how Silver’s electronic mail tackle was procured by Pyant. Silver is among the extra open commissioners in sports activities, however it’s not like he’s handing out his contact data to simply anybody. Even Silver’s secret Twitter account required some important sleuthing to uncover final yr.
In any occasion, it appears this case is only a one-off and nothing greater than a menace, however it’s reminder to lock down your private data on-line. Past that, it’s reminder that there are penalties for crossing the road even on-line in as we speak’s world the place folks use social media, electronic mail, and different modes of communication to levy threats towards others.
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