DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche’s Semyon Varlamov voluntarily surrendered to Denver authorities following the filing of a warrant on charges of kidnapping and third-degree assault. Local reports in Denver suggest that the warrant is based on a case of domestic violence.
The Denver Police Department released a Tweet Wednesday night confirming that Varlamov had indeed surrendered and was charged with assault and kidnapping.
Sgt. Steve Warneke of the Denver Police Department held a brief press conference after the arrest. He said Varlamov appeared with police early Wednesday night at 6 p.m.
The Denver Post reported that Varlamov was to have remained in jail on the assault charge as bail was not an option based on the assault charge. A court appearance has been scheduled for 10 AM Thursday morning.
The Avalanche released a short statement Wednesday night and the NHL added its own statement later in the evening, “The League is aware of the situation involving Semyon Varlamov. We will not comment unless or until we have a fuller understanding of all of the facts and circumstances related to the legal charges that have been filed.”
Varlamov was still in custody Wednesday night, and was due in court for his first appearance at 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the Denver County sheriff’s website.
Pro Hockey News will have more information from its staff in Denver later today.