Three Columbia County deputies in quarantine after man intentionally coughs on them

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COLUMBIA CO., Fla. (WCJB) - Three Columbia County deputies are under quarantine after they say a man who was potentially infected with the coronavirus intentionally coughed on them.

On Tuesday, Columbia County deputies responded to a home on Southwest County Road 778 north of High Springs.

They say a man was threatening to harm himself and deputies tried to detain the man. That's when the man turned and intentionally coughed in a deputy's face. Two other deputies were nearby.

The deputies are self-quarantining for two weeks.

Three counts of battery on a law enforcement officer are being recommended to the states attorney office.