Texas woman arrested for threatening to spread coronavirus, police say

  • Lorraine Maradiaga later told police she had tested negative for the virus, according to a Carrollton Police press release.
  • Carrollton is about 20 miles north of Dallas.
  • More than 399,800 people have tested positive for the virus in the US and at least 12,900 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally of cases in the country.
  • Maradiaga is now being charged with making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony, and was transferred to Denton County Jail, police said.
  • Her bond has been set at $20,000.
  • It's unclear if Maradiaga has an attorney.

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