Weekend Visitor Charged With Terroristic Threats After Threatening To Kill Police Officers
Michael McKee visited Penn State this weekend, presumably for State Patty’s Day festivities, but he may have an extended stay in Centre County. McKee, a student at West Chester University, faces six criminal charges, an extensive list including criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, purchasing alcohol as a minor, public drunkenness, and two counts of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another.
McKee was evidently visiting a friend for the weekend, Penn State Police Chief Tyrone Parham said. Residence Life staff first saw him outside Porter Hall, where he was demanding to be let inside. He was denied entry, but later followed other students inside the building.
“He then became verbally aggressive and vulgar with Residence Life staff so they called the police,” Parham said of the incident, which was reported at 1:46 a.m Saturday. Police found McKee outside, being loud and belligerent under the influence of alcohol, Parham said. He was arrested for trespassing, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and minors law violation.
“He continued to be belligerent while inside our police station and threatened to kill officers,” Parham said, an act that earned him the two charges of terroristic threats included in the criminal complaint.
McKee is being held at the Centre County Prison after he was unable to post his $25,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
UPDATE (4:57 p.m.) McKee recently posted bail according to the Centre County Prison registry and is out of jail. His only comment to us was “fuck you.”
It also doesn’t look like it’s McKee’s first run in with the law.
We’ll have another update as this progresses through the legal system.
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