Police: RI Man Arrested For Posting Gillette Stadium Shooting Threat

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Giants fan was apparently so mad about the Patriots signing Antonio Brown over the weekend, he landed himself in court.

Foxborough Police said Tobias Gray, 44, of East Providence, Rhode Island, made a threat on Facebook Saturday night that included shooting people at Gillette Stadium.

Gray is charged with threatening to commit a crime and uttering a terroristic threat.

 

In a screenshot of the Facebook post obtained by WBZ-TV, Gray allegedly wrote: “I don’t ever really post too many things so you know this is real since the Patriots signed Antonio Brown I’m going to pull a white boys school shooitng at Foxboro you might as well hand them the ring right now I’m if I ever get my hands on a gun which I don’t have one yet but I’m looking I will go shoot up random people at Foxboro.”

Massachusetts State Police got word of the post to Foxborough Police, who then contacted authorities in Rhode Island.

Gray was arrested on an unrelated domestic violence warrant later Sunday by in East Providence. He’s expected to be arraigned in Wrentham District Court “in the next day or two,” Foxborough Police said.

According to WBZ-TV, Gray’s attorney said the post was never meant to be a threat—he was just talking smack as a Giants fan, and was mad Antonio Brown would make the Patriots even better.

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