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Texas teen faces terrorism charge for threatening to spread coronavirus, police say

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Gustavo Carr | 08 April, 2020, 09:40

Yuliana Redican posted a series of screen recordings from Maradiaga's social media accounts where she is claiming to be COVID-19 positive and explains that she plains to purposefully spread it.

Carrollton Police said in a press release that the suspect told officers that she does not have coronavirus and police 'currently have no proof that Maradiaga has tested positive'.

Police arrested 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga Tuesday morning after she surrendered at the Carrollton City Jail.

In one of her multiple videos, Maradiaga can be seen arriving alone in her vehicle at what appears to be a drive-thru testing site for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. We are charging her with Terroristic Threat, Texas Penal Code 22.07...

"We have no confirmation Maradiaga is actually a threat to public health", the department announced on Facebook Sunday night. "We are, however, taking her social media actions very seriously".

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Texans, like many, are able to stay up-to-date on the number of COVID-19 cases in their area, whether that be through the news, social media, or any number of reputable sources.

"I'm here at Walmart about to infest every (expletive) because if I'm going down, all you (expletive) are going down", she says in the Snapchat video. One clip a showed a driver going through a drive-thru testing site, and a nurse telling this person to wait at home for results, according NBC DFW.

Carrollton police identified the teenager and said on Twitter that they were searching for her.

"If you want to get the coronavirus and (expletive) die, call me", she said in one of the videos, according to the station.

Maradiaga said in a separate video, also posted to her Snapchat, that she did not care about staying home. The police have said that they are cooperating with Maradiaga's family and that they hoped she turns herself in.