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Longview PD investigating report man spit at Walmart employee

Longview PD investigating report man spit at Walmart employee

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Longview police are investigating a report that a man entered the Seventh Avenue Walmart Saturday evening, said he had COVID-19 and spit on an employee who escorted him out of the Longview store.

The case is under investigation, Longview Police Sgt. Marc Langlois reported. It is unknown whether the man actually had the coronavirus, he said.

Police could not immediately say what provoked the alleged assault.

The store employee who reported the incident also told police the suspect threw a license plate at them, according to Langlois and dispatch logs. The man then left in a pickup.

Witnesses recorded his license plate number, and the suspect is known to police, according to 911 logs.

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