(St. Paul, MN) — A St. Paul Police officer is recovering from an assault last week. In a recent Facebook post, SPPD says Officer Michael Ganzel responded to the Summit Hill neighborhood on reports of break-ins on September 24th. That’s when he attempted to arrest Cuyler Howard, who then allegedly hit the officer in the head and face multiple times. Howard said he thought the officer was going to kill him. He has been charged with fourth-degree assault of a peace officer and attempting to disarm a peace officer.