A Keizer man was arrested Friday, Aug. 6, after police said he broke into a relative’s apartment brandishing a steak knife.

According to officers, several 911 calls reported a disturbance in an apartment complex in the 4200 block of Meadowbrook Court N. at about 12:29 a.m. that day. Upon arrival, officers said, the suspect had left but learned from witnesses a man had broken into an apartment and confronted a man with a knife about how he was treating his relative, Keizer Police Capt. Jeff Kuhns said.

The victim, police said, was awakened while in bed by the suspect, who was holding and threatening the victim with a steak knife. The victim was able to kick the suspect and close himself off in a bedroom, kicking out a window screen to get out and ran into the parking lot.

The suspect, meanwhile, had left the scene in a vehicle prior to officers’ arrival.

The suspect turned himself in to the police department a few hours later.

Arrested was Charles N. Kahlbaum, 26, of Keizer, for first-degree burglary, harassment and menacing.