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Texas woman arrested for threatening to spread coronavirus

A Texas woman was arrested Tuesday after she claimed to be “willfully spreading” coronavirus in a series of Snapchat videos, Carrollton police said.

Lorraine Maradiaga told police she tested negative for the virus, according to a Carrollton Police press release.

Maradiaga is now being charged with making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony, and was transferred to Denton County Jail.

Her bond has been set at $20,000.

“As a condition of her bond, Maradiaga is ordered to quarantine for 21 days upon date of release from custody as a precaution,” police said in a news release.

More than 8,000 people have tested positive for the virus in Texas and at least 154 have died, according to the State of Texas.

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