A man has appeared in court after a police stand-off at his home in Perth.
Officers in riot gear were seen negotiating for more nearly two hours outside a property in the city’s Menzies Court.
Police had gone to the area just after 8pm on Thursday to investigate an outstanding warrant for resident Christopher Reid.
However, matters escalated when they were stopped from entering his flat.
Neighbours said Reid was seen “covered in blood” outside the property earlier in the evening.
One onlooker said that shouting could be heard from inside the flat. He said paramedics were also refused entry. At one point there were eight police vehicles and an ambulance parked on the street.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed that officers attended at 8.20pm to execute a warrant.
She said a 30-year-old man was taken to Perth Royal Infirmary by ambulance for treatment to an injury, before being taken into custody after 10pm.
Reid appeared from custody at Perth Sheriff Court on Friday afternoon.
The court heard he was originally fined more than £300 for failing to appear at a hearing in Kilmarnock Sheriff Court in March 2014.
His fine was quashed and he was instead ordered to carry out 70 hours of unpaid work.
In 2013, Reid was jailed for 25 months after he admitted a drunken raid on a shop near his home.
He was so intoxicated when he stole two bottles of spirits and a packet of cigarettes from Fairfield Convenience Store, he had no memory of his actions.
But he was caught out when the raid was captured on CCTV.
He admitted assaulting a member of staff by walking behind the serving counter and opening his jacket, revealing a knife tucked into his waistband.
He further admitted making racially abusive comments towards the staff member and a 66-year-old woman and pled guilty to a third charge of possessing a knife in a public place.