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Knifeman threatened to kill cops during four-hour stand-off in East Kilbride

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A man brandished a knife and threatened to kill police officers during a stand-off at his East Kilbride home that lasted nearly four hours.Officers finally forced entry to Jamie McFarlane's flat and arrested him after negotiators couldn't convince him to give himself up.McFarlane, 35, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week.

He admitted threatening or abusive behaviour at his then home in Carnoustie Crescent on July 30 last year.He also admitted assaulting a police officer by waving a knife and threatening him.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android John Coogan, prosecuting, said two officers went to the flats at 10.30pm to deal with a matter.He told the court: "They heard a commotion from upstairs in the common close."The officers walked up the stairs and were met at the top by the accused.

He was in possession of a kitchen knife and a pair of metal cutters."McFarlane went towards the officers who retreated to a position of safety.

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