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Man arrested for coughing on police officers in Northern Ireland after claiming to have COVID-19

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DUBLIN: A Northern Ireland man has been charged with attempting to commit grievous bodily harm after claiming to have COVID-19 and deliberately coughing on police officers, the police service said Thursday (Mar 26).

The man was held for common assault following a domestic incident in north Belfast on Wednesday, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

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It is alleged he then told two arresting officers he had the coronavirus before intentionally coughing

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