Man(35) charged after fire incident in Alyth street
A 35-year-old man appeared in private at Perth Sheriff Court last week, charged with barricading himself in his house in Alyth, arming himself with two knives and threatening to set the property on fire.
During the alleged siege, Kenneth Douglas, of High Street, Alyth, claimed that he had tampered with the domestic gas supply in his flat and threatened to blow up the building.
The accused, who was represented by Perth lawyer Paul Ralph, faced a total of six charges, said to have taken place at his home and in the street outside, when he appeared before Sheriff Gillian Wade.
He made no plea and was remanded in custody after bail was opposed.
It is alleged that on December 6, in Alyth High Street, he threw various objects about the road and at parked vehicles, while brandishing an axe.
He is also said to have shouted and sworn and made violent threats to unnamed people.
It is also claimed that he recklessly smashed the window of a parked car and had an offensive weapon - the axe - in his possession.
A fourth charge alleges that he assaulted Scott Gorrie in the street by throwing the axe at him.
Douglas is also accused of making violent threats to police at his home, arming himself with two blades before brandishing them and threatening to stab and kill police.
He is then said to have smashed windows, causing broken shards of glass to fall into the garden below, and throwing unspecified items through the window.
It is further alleged that he repeatedly punched windows, smeared himself with blood, and refused to leave the premises, instead repeatedly threatening to stab anyone who entered. Part of that charge alleges that he barricaded himself in the house and threatened to set fire to it.
A final charge claims that he resisted two police officers, and others, again at his house, barricaded himself inside and refused to comply with instructions to stop. He is said to have caused police officers to force entry, hindering them in their duty to protect the public.