ROCKLAND — A Rockland man was arrested Monday afternoon after police said he tried to stab another man.

On Aug. 29 at 5 p.m., Rockland Police responded to the area of Fulton Street in Rockland for a report of a shirtless male holding a large knife, trying to stab someone in the roadway. Rockland Police arrived on scene and spoke with several witnesses, including the victim.

The witnesses said that Matthew Chickering, 49, of Rockland, was intoxicated and belligerent and started a fight inside the home. Chickering ultimately grabbed a knife with a 10-inch blade,  was actively trying to stab the victim and chased him down the road before police were called.

Chickering then re-entered the home and barricaded himself inside his bedroom immediately before police arrived.

Rockland Police entered the home and were eventually able to talk Chickering into coming out of the bedroom unarmed, where he was secured in handcuffs. Police located a large knife with a 10-inch blade which was in plain view near Chickering.

Chickering was arrested and charged with Class C criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and terrorizing.

He currently remains at the Knox County Jail in Rockland in lieu of $500 cash bail and the case remains under investigation. If he does not make the bail amount, he will make his initial appearance on the charge in the Knox County court on Wednesday afternoon.