Break-in suspect spat on officers, claimed to have coronavirus: Ottawa police

A break-in suspect arrested early on Thursday morning spat on the officers and “repeatedly” claimed to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus as he resisted arrest, Ottawa police say.

In a news release Friday, police said they responded to a reported break-and-enter in the 1400 block of Lagan Way, east of downtown Ottawa, at around 6:30 a.m. March 26.

According to the police service, the witness who called 911 told police they saw a man “break into a garage, steal a bicycle and flee the area.”

Officers tracked down the suspect, who then resisted arrest, spat on them and claimed he had COVID-19.

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