This amuses me. Our society crumbles farther every passing day. The police officer should feel that her god was smiling on her that day. I wonder if she feels that the broken nose was worth it? I also wonder if she will ever try to stop anyone from smoking again unless she has her pistol aimed at the perp, safety off and 4 squads and 2 k-9 units coming as reinforcements? Woman arrested after alleged assault on Duluth officer A Duluth woman is in custody after allegedly assaulting a police officer who attempted to enforce the smoking ban at the bus stop in front of the Holiday Center on Saturday. The female police officer, 40 years old and a 15-year veteran of the department, was taken to a Duluth hospital, where she was treated and released for a broken nose and concussion, Duluth police said in a news release. Police did not release the officer’s name. The alleged assailant, a 37-year-old woman, was taken to St. Louis County Jail, where she is being held pending formal charges. The Duluth News Tribune does not generally print the names of people accused of crimes until charges are filed. The assault occurred at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Duluth Police Department. The suspect was smoking near the bus shelter in the 200 block of West Superior Street. The suspect struck the officer in the face, sending the officer falling to the pavement. The suspect then pulled out two knives and began swinging them toward the officer. The suspect then fled on foot. Police took her into custody a short time later in a nearby alley, the news release said. The City Council passed the ban on smoking within 15 feet of outdoor bus shelters in late January. It’s the first such ban in the state and one of only a handful in the country. The investigation is continuing, police said. Police believe there may be witnesses to the incident they haven’t spoken to, and are asking anyone who may have seen the assault to contact investigators at (218) 730-5050.