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Man Arrested with BB Gun and Knife After Threatening Others 5-30-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-17554

Date/Time:   Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 8:40PM

Location:   Area of Loockerman Street and S. Bradford Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

A 30-year-old Dover man was arrested on weapons charges after waving what appeared to be a firearm at a group of people on Tuesday night.  At approximately 8:40PM, officers responded to the area of S. Bradford Street and Loockerman Street for a report that the man later identified as Dareus Anderson, was waving a firearm in the air.  Upon arrival, witnesses advised that Anderson, who was dressed in all red, had been arguing with a several subject in the area and motioned toward his waistband while making threats about a gun.  Officers located Anderson and discovered that he had a BB gun tucked in the waistband of his pants.  A further search revealed a 7″ butcher knife in his backpack as well.  Anderson was taken into custody without incident and will be charged with the following offenses:
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited
-Disorderly Conduct

Anderson has not been arraigned on the above offenses as he was hospitalized shortly after arrest for an unrelated issue.

Dareus Anderson