An unsettling incident on Elmer Avenue off East Amherst Street led to the arrest of a Buffalo man early Sunday.
Police said a victim who lives in the neighborhood told them the man began chasing her through the backyards of Elmer Avenue around 2:30 a.m..
At first, the man flashed a kitchen knife. Later, he splashed gasoline on the woman as she ran away, police said.
The alleged assailant, Andre Banks, no age or address available, was charged with menacing.