A 30-year old man has been arrested after threatening to shoot and kill NFL players, families and fans at today’s Divisional Round game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars in Heinz Field.
Yuttana Choochongkol was arrested after sending threats to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh as well as HeinzField.com
His threats to KDKA-TV was the following:
“This Sunday’s playoff game in Pittsburgh is going to be like no other. Why? Because it’s going to be my last day on this pathetic planet. So why not take some innocent lives with me? The Steelers game will be packed, and that’s when I plan on killing Steelers football players and fans before taking my own pitiful life. After all, what does a person that is going to commit suicide have to lose? Absolutely nothing. So why not take out some million dollar Steelers players before me? Sounds like a good idea. Hahahahahah”
The 30-year old San Antonio native sent a similar threat on HeinzField.com on Thursday, which was reported to police. The FBI eventually traced his location via the IP address it was sent to from Worldwide Clinical Trials in San Antonio.
After reviewing security footage, authorities confirmed that Choochongkol has been responsible for the threats, and an arrest was made.
Choochongkol was charged with making terrorist threats to the public. According to Worldwide Clinical Trials’ records, he has been a subject for medical trials with the company a total of 25 times since 2011.