CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) -

A teenager dressed up as a clown in Crookston was arrested for allegedly carrying a large butcher knife and scaring people.

Police say they received reports of the clown at several locations Saturday night, and that an 11-year-old boy reported being chased by people including someone in a clown suit.

Officers found and arrested a 15-year-old boy they say was wearing a clown costume and possessed the knife. Charges are pending against the boy and two other juveniles.

The incident came amid a rash of hoaxes and threats of scary clown sightings across the country.