A 40-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly threatened a woman walking in a park.
Ryan Wayne Anderson, whom police say has no permanent address, is charged in Olmsted County District Court with felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.
A 24-year-old woman was walking through Silver Lake Park about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday near the skate park when a man sitting on a park bench told her to “get out of here” and threw a bike tire and a water bottle at her, according to Rochester police Lt. Tom Faudskar.
The woman kept walking and the man, later identified as Anderson, went into nearby bushes and reappeared with a knife and then threatened to stab the woman.
The woman was able to call 911.
Anderson was found under the bridge near 11th Avenue and Seventh Street Northeast.
At his first court appearance Wednesday morning, Judge Jacob Allen set conditional bail at $5,000 and unconditional bail at $50,000. Anderson's next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 20.