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Golden Nugget, in Atlantic City

Danny Drake

A 22-year-old man was arrested after a two hour standoff with police outside of the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino on Sunday.

Miki Morillo, 22, of Atlantic City, was charged with obstruction of justice and resisting arrest after he threatened to shoot an employee at the casino. At 5:26 a.m. police say that they responded to the Golden Nugget and found Morillo with his hand down his waistband and blood on his arm, shirt and pants, according to a statement from the Atlantic City Police Department.

Security personnel at the Golden Nugget told police that Morillo was bleeding because he punched a glass object inside the building.

Because police were unsure if he had a gun, they brought in a negotiation team to try and get him to surrender. Police ordered Morillo to remove his hand from his waistband, but he refused and asked police to shoot him.

After more than two hours, officers moved in and arrested Morillo, who was treated for his injury at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – City Division.

He was released on summons with a future court date.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 609-347-5766. Information can be text to TIP411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

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I joined The Press in January 2016 after graduating from Penn State in December 2015. I was the sports editor for The Daily Collegian on campus which covered all 31 varsity sports and several club sports.

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