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Schofield man pulls knife after drink dispute

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SCHOFIELD, Wis. (WAOW) -

A 44-year-old Schofield man held a large knife to a bar patron's neck after the man tried to buy him a drink, according to a criminal complaint.

Ivan Sikorsky is facing two charges in the April 5 incident at Pro Players bar in Schofield.

Police say a man at the bar offered Sikorsky a drink just before 2 a.m. Sikorsky became upset because he “did not like that particular kind of alcoholic beverage,” court records said.

The two began to argue about what kind of drink to get. That's when records say Sikorsky pulled out a large “bowie-style” knife and held it to the man's neck.

“I could kill you now if I wanted,” Sikorsky said, according to court records.

Another bar patron was able to get the suspect to the ground and hold him there until authorities arrived.

He told police he “didn't stab or kill the guy,” but said again that he could have if he wanted to, according to court records.

Police said Sikorsky has a history of violence tendencies and has been diagnosed with medical issues.

He's facing more than 12 years in prison. It's unclear when he will appear in court next. He does not have an attorney listed.

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