Police: Man threatened woman with knife at Boone Co. park

Derrick Clifton (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Department)
Derrick Clifton (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Department)

BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A Burlington man has been arrested after police say he threatened a woman with a knife while she was walking in a Boone County park.

The incident happened at Central Park on Camp Ernst Road at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say a 55-year-old Union woman was walking on a path when she was approached by a man who walked up to her brandishing a green knife and threatened to kill her.

The woman ran into Camp Ernst Road and flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911.

The suspect was described as a white male wearing a gray hoodie with an orange sock hat.  Responding deputies immediately set up a perimeter and shortly located a man as described by the victim standing in a tree line.

Derrick Clifton, 38, was taken into custody and charged with alcohol intoxication, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and stalking.  Clifton had the green knife on him at the time he was located.  Later the victim's car was found to have all four tires slashed.

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