Hollywood action star Jean-Claude Van Damme’s youngest son, Nicholas Van Varenberg, was recently arrested for allegedly holding his flatmate hostage at knifepoint.
According to a report from TMZ, Van Varenberg, 21, was arrested on Sunday in Tempe, Arizona, after police responded to a call claiming he had punched an elevator. Officers found a trail of blood leading to Nicholas’ apartment, and determined that the young man had injured his hand after speaking to him and his roommate.
About 20 minutes later, the roommate reportedly went after the officers, claiming that Van Varenberg had held him at knifepoint, apparently upset that he had called the police and let them into their apartment. Police returned to the apartment, where Nicholas Van Varenberg, Jean-Claude Van Damme’s son, was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful imprisonment. As officers had also found some marijuana with the knife Nicholas allegedly used, Van Varenberg was also booked for marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.