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

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Nicholas Van Varenberg, the 21-year-old son of Hollywood action film star Jean-Claude Van Damme, is facing criminal charges after allegedly holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in the United States city of Tempe, Arizona.

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According to police, 21-year-old Nicolas Francois Van Varenberg was involved in a disturbance in the elevator of an apartment complex near Veterans Way and College Avenue. A trail of blood led to his apartment, where police discovered he had injured his hand.

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Twenty minutes after the officers took off, the roommate ran downstairs and said he'd escaped the apartment where Van Varenberg was holding him at knifepoint. Van Varenberg refused to let his roommate leave the apartment, police said. "After Tempe PD left, Nicholas confronted his roommate about answering the door for police", stated TPD's Ron Elcock. "A search warrant was executed where the knife, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized", added Elcock.

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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. However, in May 2015 they appeared to have reconciled and called off the divorce.

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