Mapleton Man Arrested and Charged After Allegedly Threatening to Stab a Family Member in Le Sueur

A Mapleton man was charged with felony assault and property damage after being accused of threatening to stab a family member in Le Sueur.

According to the criminal complaint, 28 year old Branden Michael Burg lunged toward the family member while holding a knife at her apartment on Saturday.  Police say Burg admitted to using methamphetamine earlier that day.

The incident reportedly led to a standoff between police and Burg, who refused to leave the apartment’s balcony.  Police reported seeing him punch the building’s siding before ripping siding off, as well as a light fixture and a door screen.

Burg eventually climbed down a ladder and was transported to a hospital for treatment. 

The apartment’s property manager plans to provide police with an estimate of damages to the building.