A man pulled a knife on security at Home Depot in North Haven Sunday afternoon.
54-year-old Noel Santiago was with another man when he pulled a knife and waved it frantically at security while in close proximity, according to police.
Both suspects fled on foot before police arrived to the scene. Police apprehended Santiago a few hundred yards away after fighting with officers.
Police were unable to locate the second suspect.
Santiago faces charges including first degree robbery, interfering with officers and carrying a dangerous weapon, according to police.
He is expected to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Monday.