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Florida man who spit, coughed on police officers after claiming to have the coronavirus indicted on federal terrorism charges

Added 05-23-20 01:57:01pm EST - “A Florida man who spat and coughed on a police officer after claiming to have COVID-19 was indicted on federal terrorism charges.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Florida man who spit, coughed on police officers after claiming to have the coronavirus indicted on federal terrorism charges”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Florida man who spat and coughed on a police officer after claiming to have COVID-19 was indicted on federal terrorism charges.

A federal grand jury in Tampa returned the indictment Wednesday against James Jamal Curry, 31, for committing a biological weapon hoax, a local CBS affiliate in Miami reported.

Curry had previously been charged by criminal complaint last month and could face up to five years in prison if he is convicted.

His attorney, Samuel Landes, argued in an email obtained by CBS Miami that prosecutors are stretching a law that is meant for terrorists, calling Curry's case a standard law enforcement confrontation.

"The United States Attorney's position, in this case, would make each of the millions of COVID-19 patients 'in possession' of a biological weapon," Landes said.

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