Jean-Claude Van Damme's son reportedly arrested over knife dispute

Danny Woods
September 13, 2017

Jean Claude Van Damme's youngest son is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, after allegedly holding his roommate at knifepoint last weekend in anger that the victim called the police about an incident earlier that day, PEOPLE confirms.

Cops in Tempe got a call to check on Nicholas Van Varenberg, 21, because he'd punched an elevator in his building, TMZ reported.

When officers arrived at the scene a trail of blood was seen leading to his apartment.

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.

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About 20 minutes later, Van Varenberg's roommate ran downstairs and claimed that he escaped his apartment after Van Varenberg allegedly held him at knifepoint and refused to allow him to leave the apartment. "After Tempe PD left, Nicholas confronted his roommate about answering the door for police", stated TPD's Ron Elcock.

His bond was originally set at $10,000, but it is unknown how much bond was posted upon his release. The roommate said Nicholas was upset that he let police enter the apartment.

Investigators found a knife, marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the residence and arrested Varenberg.

His mother is American model and actress Darcy LaPier.

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