CUBA, Mo. (WDAF) -- A 33-year-old eastern Missouri man is charged with making a terrorist threat after police say he intentionally coughed on customers at a store and wrote "COVID" on a cooler.
Crawford County authorities say John Swaller was arrested and charged Tuesday, the St. Louis Post Dispatch first reported. A clerk at a Dollar Tree store in Cuba told police he was coughing toward customers and had breathed on a cooler before writing "COVID" on the inside.
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Cuba Police Chief Doug Shelton says it is unknown if Swaller has the coronavirus. The store was closed and sanitized after the incident.