Man charged with threatening girlfriend

A man has been charged with a felony in Anoka County District Court for allegedly threatening to slit his girlfriend’s throat more than once at their Blaine apartment March 25.

Paul Michael Brodersen, 27, 11221 Aberdeen St. N.E., Blaine, was arraigned in court March 27 on a terroristic threats charge.

He posted $20,000 bail March 28 and is due back in court April 23. A no contact order was issued by the court.

The night of March 25, Blaine Police responded to the Aberdeen Street address when a woman told officers that her boyfriend, Brodersen, had threatened her life with a knife, then left when she called 911, according to the complaint.

The woman alleged that the couple got into an argument over Brodersen’s failure to pay a dental bill, then he pushed a baking tray into her chest, causing its contents of chicken and french fries to fall on the kitchen floor.

While she was cleaning up the mess, the woman alleged that Brodersen threatened to slit her throat and grabbed some knives from a kitchen drawer.

She told officers that she ran upstairs with Brodersen chasing her and continuing to threaten her, closed the bedroom door and told him that she was going to call police, according to the complaint.

Brodersen has a prior felony third-degree assault conviction in Ramsey County in 2004, court records show.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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