Arrest made after knife incident at Dover bus station

DOVER — A 63-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly chasing a woman with a knife and threatening to stab her at a bus station, Dover Police said.

The alleged incident unfolded at the DART Transfer Station at 520 S. Queen St. at approximately 8:15 p.m., authorities said. Police said a 45-year-old female and a female friend helped Frederick Sylvester up to his feet after finding him laying on the ground halfway inside of a portable restroom at the bus station. A short time after helping Mr. Sylvester, police said, he claimed the 45-year-old woman tried to rob him and began chasing her with a knife.

Police arrived on scene and took Mr. Sylvester into custody without incident and located the knife, as well as five grams of marijuana in his personal belongings, authorities said.

Frederick Sylvester

Charges included possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, terroristic threatening and public intoxication. Mr. Sylvester was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna on $14,700 secured bond.

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