Ashburnham Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Spit At Hikers, Claimed ‘I Have COVID’
ASHBURNHAM (CBS) – Police in Ashburnham arrested a man who they say spit at two hikers and told them “I have COVID” during an incident that was captured on cell phone video. He was identified as 71-year-old Hale Powell of Westford.
It happened November 15 on the Hudson Overlook along the Midstate Trail.
Ashburnham Police said the man was with an older woman when they approached two young women and chided them for not wearing masks. The man allegedly claimed he had COVID and began spitting at the women. A photo of the man was released in hopes of identifying him.
Police said Powell told them he did not have coronavirus, despite saying that to the women.
He was charged with making a false threat of a biological agent and assault and…