Bergen man ends up in court for “corona coughing” at the police

Police arrestPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

A 37-year-old man who was arrested by the police in Bergen in March this year, and who coughed at the police while saying he had coronavirus, must appear in court in January.

The 37-year-old will now have to answer for charges including violence, bodily harm, and threats – as well as for the coronavirus statements and coughing. 

The man refused to accept a fine for the alleged corona episode, according to newspaper Bergens Tidende.

According to the indictment, the man coughed against a male police officer “up close” while handcuffed and being searched.

Prosecutor Gunnar Fløystad told the newspaper that this is probably the first indictment related to the coronavirus in the West Police District’s area.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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