CROOKSTON, Minn. -

Police in Crookston are taking the national scary clown phenomenon very seriously.

They arrested a 15-year-old boy Saturday night for chasing another boy while dressed as a scary clown and carrying a large kitchen knife.

The teen was one of three juveniles stopped by officers and all could face criminal charges.

Police say they received several reports of clowns in various parts of town standing in the street in the lane of traffic.

They say any incident in which a person is in fear for their safety is a crime and will be investigated.