- TROIS RIVIERES, Que. (CP) -- A Toronto-area man believed to
be infected with the AIDS virus has been accused of attempted murder after
spitting in the faces of two police officers.
- Michael Stankevitsh appeared in court
Wednesday with his mouth covered by adhesive tape, his head covered in
a hood and with his hands and feet bound.
- He was arrested last week after a car
crash. As officers escorted him to hospital for treatment of injuries from
the accident, he allegedly spat in their faces.
- Police say saliva was found in the officers'
eyes after the incident.
- Police also claim that Stankevitsh was
bleeding from the mouth when he spat at the officers. They say it was later
learned he carries the HIV virus that leads to AIDS.
- Stankevitsh also faces two charges of
assault and one charge of making a threat of violence or death as well
as burglary and car theft.
- Police add that he faces other charges
- Stankevitsh has denied the attempted
murder charges, saying he is in perfect health. He claims the police broke
his nose when they arrested him.