A man who threatened to kill police officers and brandished a knife at them during a two-hour standoff has today been jailed.
Anthony Grogan, 25, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 21 months at Carlisle Crown Court after pleading guilty to affray, criminal damage, and a racially aggravated public order.
At an earlier hearing a court heard how he held the knife to his throat and threatened to behead a police officer.
The sentence follows a standoff between police and Grogan in the early hours of February 8th, at a property on Thornbarrow Road, Windermere.
Officers visited the house at around 5.50am, looking for Grogan in connection to a warrant issued by the courts.
From inside the home Grogan verbally abused the police outside. He repeatedly threatened to kill officers, brandished a knife at them, and threw an ornament and picture frame in their direction.
Grogan eventually gave himself up and was arrested after two hours of negotiation. At this point, he racially abused a police officer.
Superintendent Rob O’Connor welcomed the decision to jail Grogan.