Guelph man charged after coughing on officers, claiming to have coronavirus: London police

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London police have laid four charges, including two counts of assaulting a peace officer, after police say a Guelph man purposefully coughed on officers and claimed to have coronavirus while attempting to resist arrest for breach of recognizance.

According to police, officers were called to a disturbance outside a residence on Stuart Street, northeast of Adelaide and Quebec streets, at roughly 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the suspect was arrested for breach of recognizance, but during his arrest he began to struggle with officers.

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“He intentionally began coughing in the direction of the officers’ faces, stating he had the coronavirus,” a police release stated.

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“While being placed in the back of the police cruiser, the man kicked in the direction of police.”

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One officer sustained minor injuries in the incident.

A Guelph man, 57, has been charged with resisting arrest, failing to comply with release conditions, and two counts of assaulting a peace officer.

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