Around 2 a.m. Wednesday, Cherry Hill police were processing the arrest of 29-year-old Lance Phillips Jr., though the reason is unknown.
Authorities say he became “combative” with officers and spit in their faces. He then told them he has the coronavirus.
As a precaution, the officers were taken to the hospital. Phillips was also taken to the hospital, where he assaulted two hospital workers and a sheriff’s officer.
Phillips is charged with three counts of throwing bodily fluid at law enforcement, two counts of criminal mischief, and three counts of simple assault. Police say he also violated a COVID-19 executive order.
It is unknown if Phillips actually tested positive for COVID-19.