Frederick Sylvester, 63, was ordered confined at the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna.

Dover police have arrested a man after he allegedly attacked a good Samaritan with a knife

The incident took place at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at the DART bus transfer station at 520 S. Queen St., department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

The man was identified as 63-year-old Frederick Sylvester; no address was given.

The 45-year-old woman and a friend found Sylvester lying halfway inside a portable restroom at the bus stop and helped him to his feet.

A short time later Sylvester allegedly began chasing the woman with a knife, trying to stab her while claiming she had tried to rob him.

Police on the scene took Sylvester into custody and found the knife as well as five grams of marijuana in her personal belongings, Hoffman said.

Sylvester is charged with 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.

He was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna on a $14,700 secured bond.