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First-year arrested for threatening to kill police 

Miami University first-year student Mark Moraski was arrested for threatening to kill police officers, rape their daughters and mothers, and skin their families alive, according to Butler County court records. 

Miami University Police Department (MUPD) charged Moraski for retaliation, assault on a police officer, aggravated menacing, underage possession, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct on Nov. 17 at Dennison Hall.

A resident assistant called MUPD to evaluate Moraski because he appeared to be “on something,” Officer Robert Gleason wrote in the incident report.

Moraski initially complied with the officers and admitted he drank wine earlier that night. But, he became hostile while on the way to McCullough-Hyde Hospital. After he arrived at the hospital, the first-year began shouting obscenities and the doctor refused to admit him.

After leaving the hospital, officers handcuffed Moraski, and he began to resist arrest. He grabbed Gleason’s shirt and body camera and attempted to kick his legs and groin area. Another officer sustained an injury to his wrist during the altercation.

Once Moraski was securely in the police car, he began making threats towards the officers and their families.

Moraski was taken into custody at the Butler County Jail. He pled not guilty at his initial court hearing on Nov. 21, and bond was set at $500.

His attorney, Wayne Staton, declined to comment on the case.

Moraski is still enrolled at Miami, said Claire Wagner, director of university news and communications.

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