Police in Spain’s Tenerife Arrest a Man for the Second Time For Spitting on Officers and Threatening to Infect Them With The Coronavirus

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Credit: Guardia Civil

THIS is the second time in under 48 hours that police officers in Tenerife have had to intervene as a resident of Buenavista del Norte has spat on people claiming to have the coronavirus.

The Guardia Civil have arrested the individual for the second time in under 48 hours for not abiding to the quarantine rules set out by the State of Alarm and for assaulting a woman in the Buenavista del Norte neighbourhood. During both his first and second arrest, this 41-year-old-man spat on and assaulted the Guardia Civil officers who were trying to intervene.

The culprit was shouting saying that he had the coronavirus and he threatened to pass it on to both officers and residents around him. In order to arrest him, officers had to call on nuclear, radiology, biology, and chemical (NRBQ) specialist Guardia Civil units. After he was taken to the hospital to be tested, the results came back negative and the man was allowed to leave.

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After being given the all clear to leave, he returned to his municipality where he repeated the same type of aggressive behaviour, trying to intimidate and scare the public and once again assaulting the officers who were called to the scene.

After this second arrest, they sanctioned the individual for disorderly conduct and assaulting officers. These diligences had been sent to the disposition of a judge who decreed that he should be instituted into a provisional prison without bail.






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