Texas teen is arrested on TERRORISM charges after she posted video threatening to deliberately spread coronavirus in a Walmart store

A Texas teenager faces terrorism charges after she posted a video on social media threatening to deliberately spread coronavirus in a Walmart store. 
Lorraine Maradiaga, 18, posted a series of videos on Snapchat where she said she had tested positive for the deadly virus, before she headed for the Dallas store and vowed she would 'shorten your life'.
Maradiaga has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, authorities confirmed Tuesday.
Carrollton Police said in a press release that the suspect told officers that she does not have coronavirus and police 'currently have no proof that Maradiaga has tested positive.'
The teenager allegedly posted a video on Snapchat Sunday claiming to have been infected with COVID-19.  
The video includes a caption which reads: 'NOT IN THE MOOD.'
'I'm here at Walmart about to infest every m**********r, because if I'm going down, all you m***********s are going down,' the girl, identified as Maradiaga, says in the video.
The video later shows her in a car as she coughs into the camera.
'If you want to get the coronavirus and f****** die, call me,' the person in the video says.

'I'll meet you up and (cough, cough) and I will shorten your life.' 
The teenager posted an earlier video online in which she claimed to have been tested for COVID-19 and was awaiting the results.
Another brief video showed a healthcare worker who had just done a test using a cotton swab instructing her to remain in quarantine.
The Carrollton Police Department identified Lorraine Maradiaga as the girl in the video and issued a search for her arrest.  
'We have identified the woman seen on social media claiming to be COVID-19 positive as 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga and are charging her with Terroristic Threat, Texas Penal Code 22.07,' police said in a statement on Sunday.
'We have no confirmation Maradiaga is actually a threat to public health. We are, however, taking her social media actions very seriously.' 
Maradiaga was arrested Tuesday morning after she surrendered at the Carrollton City Jail and was charged with terroristic threat, a third-degree felony.
Her bond was set at $20,000 and she is now being held at Denton County Jail.  
As part of a condition of her bond, Maradiaga has been ordered to self-quarantine for 21 days after her release from custody. 

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