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Van Damme's son arrested for allegedly holding roommate at knifepoint

Van Damme's son arrested for allegedly holding roommate at knifepoint

Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme's youngest son has been arrested for allegedly taking his flatmate prisoner with a knife.

The actor's 21-year-old son was taken into police custody on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

Tempe police were called to an apartment complex near Veterans Way and College Avenue after receiving reports of a disturbance in an elevator, police said.

Police say Van Varenberg became upset at his unidentified roommate for answering the door for police, grabbed a knife and kept his roommate from leaving the apartment.

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But the investigation is still ongoing, with detectives combing through the crime scene and interviewing witnesses, Rushin said. Two others were hospitalized, though one of them has since succumbed to their injuries, according to CBS.

The roomie told officers that Varenberg was angry at letting the police into their apartment.

The officers returned to the apartment and conducted a search, where they allegedly found the knife and marijuana, and they subsequently arrested Nicholas for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful imprisonment, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to Maricopa County Court records, Van Varenberg was accused of underage drinking on February 6, 2016, and thrown behind bars in the county jail. He has a role in the upcoming "Kickboxer: Retaliation".

He was married to his third wife, bodybuilder Gladys Portugues - with whom he has two children: Kristopher (born 1987) and Bianca (born 1990) until 1992, when he began an affair with actress Darcy LaPier, whom he married in February 1994. They remarried in 1999, and she filed for divorce for a second time in 2015.


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