Lawrence man arrested after allegedly threatening person with knife, riding off on bicycle

A man reportedly threatened to kill someone with a knife then drove off on a bicycle before being caught and arrested early Tuesday morning in Lawrence.

Just after 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, Lawrence police headed to a disturbance with weapons reported in the 100 block of North Michigan Street, Officer Shawn Gross said in an email to media. He said witnesses told officers that the suspect brandished a knife and threatened to kill a person before leaving on a bicycle.

Shortly thereafter, officers located the suspect and arrested him without incident, Gross said. He said officers found a knife and drug paraphernalia on the man and also determined the bike he was riding was stolen.

Luis Erick Pompa Hernandez, 20, of Lawrence, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal damage to property, according to corresponding jail records.

Gross said no one was injured in the incident.

Contact Journal-World public safety reporter Sara Shepherd


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