Heroes of the Storm Player Arrested for Making Terrorist Threats In-Game
A Heroes of the Storm player named Michael Mickowski, 26, has been arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada on charges of terrorism and is currently being held on a $150,000 bail in place. Mickowski was arrested after Blizzard Entertainment reported comments he made while playing HotS where he threatened a mass shooting at a school when he "had enough money to buy a gun and some ammunition". At first, Mickowski threatened a high school, but changed to threatening an elementary school.
“Imagine if I decided to go to an elementary school too. Instead of a high school or middle school imagine. I’ll buy a gun and shoot everyone I can.” Mickowski wrote.
Once the report was made, Las Vegas Police were able to track Mickowski through the IP address he used while playing Heroes of the Storm. According to police, he admitted to "bombastic" statements.
There are a number of elementary schools within a 2-mile radius of Mickowski's home.
The suspect's preliminary hearing is currently scheduled for April 25th.