Thursday, September 20, 2018

Jean-Claude Van Damme's son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident

Jean-Claude Van Damme's son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident (Reuters)

A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix.

Nicholas Van Varenberg had a change of plea hearing Wednesday.

He's now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 3 and authorities say Van Varenberg likely will get probation.

Tempe police arrested Van Varenberg last September on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful imprisonment, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Nicholas Van Varenberg, the son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. Van Varenberg has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their Tempe, Ariz., apartment last year. Van Varenberg had a change of plea hearing Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. He's now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 3. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Nicholas Van Varenberg, the son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. Van Varenberg has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their Tempe, Ariz., apartment last year. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME'S SON ARRESTED FOR HOLDING ROOMMATE AT KNIFEPOINT, REPORT SAYS

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

The 22-year-old Van Varenberg is the youngest son of Van Damme, known for his martial arts action films of the 1980s and 1990s.

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