Man claiming to be HIV-positive spits at police after chase through air field

PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - A man claiming to be HIV positive spat at police officers attempting to restrain him after he ran through the air field of an airport in Pembroke Pines airport, officials said.

According to the Broward County Aviation Department, the man entered the air field at North Perry Airport, Friday afternoon, and began running around in circles.

When he would not respond to airport officials, police were called and the suspect was detained.

7Skyforce HD hovered over the scene as police and employees chased the man throughout the field with what appeared to be a cellphone in his hand.

As police restrained him, the suspect claimed to be HIV positive and spat in an officer’s face.

He was later charged with battery on an officer and trespassing.

Flights at North Perry were briefly suspended.

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