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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.