Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond, of Dunedin, yesterday revealed more about what led to the arrest of the 35-year-old man in Maryhill on Friday.
Snr Sgt Bond said police received a report that a person was walking around the streets armed with a knife in Mitchell Ave at 11.20am.
The man allegedly went to an address in the street and demanded money from a woman, Snr Sgt Bond said.
He then threw a rock through one of the windows before ripping it off its hinges until it smashed, he said.
The man then confronted another man and tried to throw a knife sharpener he picked up at him.
He allegedly pointed the knife at a passerby while demanding money.
He was arrested at the scene and was charged with assault, wilful damage and a raft of other charges.