Officer assaulted while enforcing smoking regulations

Police officers arrest a man for resisting arrest after the man allegedly assulted an officer giving him a smoking citation on Monday, April 11 at the top of the SF State campus. Eric Soracco / staff photographer

At approximately 3 p.m. today, a campus police officer was assaulted while attempting to give a smoker a citation, according to University spokeswoman Ellen Griffin.

SF State Station Cafe employee Aguirre Araceli witnessed the alleged assault and described the situation as “brutal.”

Griffin states that both the officer and suspect, who is neither a student or employee at SF State, were transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The suspect will be charged with resisting arrest, battery of an officer and the initial smoking citation, she said.

More information to follow.