Private citizens and a housing company received letters threatening coronary infection. The 63-year-old pleaded not guilty.
North Jutland Police have arrested a 63-year-old man and charged him with sending 11 threatening letters.
On Wednesday afternoon, the man was placed before a judge in the Aalborg Court, who decided to sit in custody for four weeks, police said on Twitter.
“He will plead not guilty, but would otherwise not comment in the constitutional hearing,” investigating officer Carsten Strazek told Ritzau.
Several of the letters, which have been sent to private individuals and a housing company, have claimed to contain “coronasmitte”, police said earlier Wednesday in a press release.
Our investigation indicates that it is this 63-year-old man, who is behind 11 matters that have been reported to us over the past two weeks, and which is about letters with threatening content, Carsten Straszek told the press release.
No signs of illness
The man was arrested Wednesday morning and he has shown no signs of illness, police say.
There have already been several cases of corona threats before the courts. These are cases where people have coughed up against police officers and claimed to be infected with coronavirus.
In several of the cases, custody has taken place because the courts have considered the cases as particularly serious because of the current situation.