A 67-year-old Lawrence man was charged Friday with aggravated assault, accused of threatening a woman with a knife while discussing the Vietnam War. Officers arrested Michael Thorne just after midnight Thursday.
Police were called to his apartment in the 600 block of West 25th Street after the 23-year-old victim fled the apartment and called police. She said Thorne, who had been drinking, began discussing the Vietnam War, pulled out a knife and threatened her with it.
On Friday afternoon, a judge set Thorne’s bond at $4,000 and ordered him to appear back in court Oct. 7.