Armed police Tasered a man who threatened to shoot and stab officers during a six-hour stand-off.
Mariusz Kirszniewski, 32, became enraged after his wife told him she had been having an affair, and barricaded himself inside a property on Saggar Street.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard that armed officers and negotiators were drafted in to bring the incident – which lasted between 10pm-4.30am on July 6 and 7 this year – under control.
Police found his wife Katarzyna outside, who said he was in the property with two children.
Officers confirmed the safety of the children and although they engaged with Kirszniewski through the door, he became aggressive and refused to believe they were genuine officers.
Fiscal depute Joanne Smith said: “The accused stated through the door: ‘I’ll smash your ******* faces’, and that he wanted to fight with police. The accused then stated: ‘I’ll stab anyone that comes through this door’. It was established that the accused had gone under a level of military training in Poland.”
He also claimed he had a gun and would shoot anyone who entered. At around 4.30am, police forced entry.
He was subdued by a Taser and taken into a police van.
Kirszniewski, of Dee Gardens, previously pleaded guilty to a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing at police as well as threatening them with violence and threatening to stab them.
Solicitor Stuart Hamilton said Kirszniewski, a courier driver with Hermes, had now split from his wife and the relationship had “turned hostile” in recent months.
He said: “She commented to him that she had been unfaithful and was going to be unfaithful that night and he acted the way that he did. Mr Kirszniewski actually phoned 999 on two occasions saying they were not police officers but they were sent there by his wife to cause him harm. His position is, he accepts now he should have answered the door.
“It’s a combination that he lost what they were saying in translation, alcohol and anger and unfortunately matters escalated.”
Sheriff John Rafferty said: “I am going to impose an order today and if you breach it then you will go to jail.”
He was ordered to carry out 173 hours of unpaid work to run alongside an order previously imposed.