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Police arrested man and dragged him off a train after he allegedly coughed at passengers and refused to wear a mask

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Police arrested a man and dragged him off a train after he allegedly coughed at passengers and refused to wear a mask, claiming that he was exempt for medical reasons.
 
 

In a video the man is heard saying: “I do not have to wear a mask, end of, and you do not have to challenge me”.

British Transport Police (BTP) had been called to reports of a man “coughing at two passengers” on a Merseyside train to Liverpool Lime Street.

In the incident, which occurred on Wednesday, the man was allegedly asked to put on a mask or leave the train.

BTP said that a man has been charged with threatening behaviour and assaulting a police officer.