Terror charge on man over COVID-19 cough threat

Terror charge on man over COVID-19 cough threat

A New Jersey man has been charged with making terroristic threats after he was alleged to have coughed on a supermarket employee claiming he was infected with COVID-19. George Falcone, 50, was issued a summons for terroristic threats in the third degree and other charges over the incident. In a Facebook post, Falcone denied the accusations, ’Didn’t cough on anyone and never mentioned corona’.

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Not a one-off this. "Coronavirus appears to meet the statutory definition of a ‘biological agent’… such acts potentially could implicate the Nation’s terrorism-related statutes” https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/24/coronavirus-terrorism-justice-department-147821

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