Dover man arrested for threatening people with knives at convenience store

DOVER, Del. – Dover Police arrested a man Friday evening after he reportedly chased several people with knives at a local convenience store.

According to police, at around 7 p.m., 41-year-old Steve Lawrence walked into the Royal Farms on Saulsbury Road with two folding knives in hand, and began chasing employees and patrons inside the business.

Lawrence then fled on foot from officers but was taken into custody following a short foot pursuit. Police say he was believed to have been under the influence of synthetic marijuana at the time of the incident.

Lawrence was charged with two counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, two counts of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, two counts of aggravated menacing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. He is currently being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $44,360 secured bond.

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