WPD: Woman arrested after pulling knife on officer

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Jordan Howard arrested for pulling knife on officer (Photo: New Hanover Co. Jail)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a woman was arrested after smoking marijuana downtown and then pulling a knife on an officer.

A spokeswoman with the Wilmington Police Department said officers saw Jordan Howard, 23, smoking marijuana near the Port City Java on Front Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday. When officers asked her to leave, they say Howard told them she would. Then, officers said Howard asked to be arrested, because she said it was cold.

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When officers tried to arrest Howard, police said she pulled a knife on the officer.

Howard was arrested and charged with assault on a law enforcement officer. Police said she was also cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia.