Mankato authorities find man accused of assault and threatening to kill with knife

A criminal complaint says he spat at an officer and yelled profanities at the arresting officers on January 9.

Mankato authorities find man accused of assault and threatening to kill with knife
Authorities in Mankato locate and arrest the man accused of assaulting and threatening to kill two people while he was holding a knife at a Mankato hotel last week (Source: KEYC News 12)

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Authorities in Mankato locate and arrest the man accused of assaulting and threatening to kill two people while he was holding a knife at a Mankato hotel last week.

37-year-old Brent Steinkopf is charged with 4th-degree felony assault of a peace officer and a gross misdemeanor of obstructing the legal process following his arrest in Mankato.

A criminal complaint says he spat at an officer and yelled profanities at the arresting officers on January 9.

The latest charges are in addition to the second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and threats of violence charges stemming from the alleged incident last week.

No court date is currently listed on the state register.

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