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Woman charged with assaulting abortion protester in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. -- A woman remains jailed Friday after allegedly holding a knife to the neck of an anti-abortion demonstrator in Duluth.

Mechelle Tallulah Hall, of Superior, Wis., is charged with second-degree assault. Bail is set at $9,000.

The Duluth News Tribune reports that the 25-year-old Hall blurted out at her arraignment Wednesday, "I know what I did was wrong." It says the judge advised her it wasn't the appropriate place to comment on the facts of her case.

The victim was not hurt in Tuesday's incident, which took place outside the Building for Women, whose tenants include the Women's Health Center of Duluth, which provides abortions and other services.

According to the criminal complaint, Hall said during the attack that she did it "because I am certified crazy."