Police: Woman coughed, spit on police multiple times while claiming to have coronavirus during arrest

Authorities say a woman from Teaneck coughed and spit on police officers multiple times as she was being arrested, claiming to have coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Apr 6, 2020, 3:23 PM

Updated 1,563 days ago

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Police: Woman coughed, spit on police multiple times while claiming to have coronavirus during arrest
Authorities say a woman from Teaneck coughed and spit on police officers multiple times as she was being arrested, claiming to have coronavirus.
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The incident happened Saturday when Englewood police were taking Sughuy Cepeda, 43, into custody for violating a restraining order.
According to police, Cepeda said she had tested positive for COVID-19 while spitting and coughing on the officers.
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Police say they then brought her to a hospital, where she coughed at two police officers and spit a mouthful of water at them.
Cepeda was charged with making terroristic threats during an emergency, two counts of aggravated assault on an officer, obstruction, resisting arrest and violation of a temporary restraining order.
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