Crime brief: MV man arrested for stabbing threats

Police arrested a man after he allegedly threatened someone with a kitchen knife, just inches from the intended victim's throat, on Wednesday, May 21.

Mountain View police responded to a family disturbance at the 800 block of Harpster Drive at 9:36 p.m. The man, 26-year-old Nicolai Semrau of Mountain View, appeared intoxicated and made stabbing motions with a kitchen knife inches from the victim's throat, according to police.

The victim, a 29-year-old man out of San Mateo, said he feared for his safety and believed Semrau would harm him, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department.

Police arrested Semrau and booked him into San Jose Main Jail on charges of terrorist threats and drunk in public. His bail is set at $25,250.


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