Coughing into officer's face results in arrest for assault

A man in Lethbridge, Alberta has been charged after he allegedly coughed in an officer's face, in an attempt to expose him to coronavirus.

A man in Lethbridge, Alberta has been charged after he allegedly coughed in an officer's face, in an attempt to expose him to coronavirus, according to Global News.

On Thursday, officers had been called to a home in Lethbridge around 10:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a domestic assault according to Lethbridge Police. A 27-year-old was taken from the home and placed in custody, at which point he coughed "directly into" the officer's face and "told him he hoped he'd get infected."

“The male admitted he had been exposed to a person who had been quarantined,” the release stated.

Charges have been made in connection with the domestic incident. Additionally, the man is charged with assaulting a police officer and is currently still in custody. His identity will remain anonymous to protect the identity of the victim he has been accuses of assaulting.