Chicago man throws his blood on police officer

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MUNDELEIN, Ill. – A Chicago man threw his own blood at a police officer when they responded to a stabbing incident.

Police say James A. Johnston, 24, stabbed a male relative at a home in Mundelein on December 30, 2014. He was charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for the stabbing incident.

According to police reports, Johnston cut his finger during the fight. When police arrived, Johnston flicked the blood off his finger at a Mundelein police officer. Johnston also threw a vial of his own blood at the officer.

Johnston was charged with aggravated assault for those actions.

Johnston’s blood is being tested for HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and any other communicable diseases that could have been transmitted to the officer.


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