A THUG whose violent confrontation with police officers was stopped when he was knocked over by a squad car is behind bars.
Iain Davie, 37, sparked a massive incident after terrified members of the public spotted him with two knives sticking out of his trousers.
Mobile phone footage captured by horrified passers-by showed Davie repeatedly lunge at police while holding one of the knives in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire.
The yob told the driver of one police car he was ‘going to die’ and repeatedly struck the window of the motor with a blade.
Officers tried to spray him with PAVA in a bid to end the incident but it had no impact on him.
During the incident Davie slipped on grass and tried to get up but he was struck by a police car and knocked back to the ground.
Other officers then pounced and arrested him.
Davie, of East Kilbride, appeared via video link from HMP Barlinnie at Hamilton Sheriff Court and admitted eight charges of assault in September last year.
He also admitted two charges of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and also possessing a blade.
Sheriff Thomas Millar deferred sentence until next month for reports and remanded Davie in custody.
Depute fiscal Neil Thomson told the court how the early evening incident was brought to an end.
He said: “The accused began running towards different officers, lunging towards them with a knife in his hand attempting to strike them with the knife.
“On each occasion officers were able to take evasive action.
“PAVA spray was discharged but had no effect and police batons were drawn as well.
“As the accused attempted to run towards one officer, he slipped and stumbled on the grass and a constable drove a police vehicle at a slow speed.
“As the accused was getting to his feet, he made contact with him and nudged him back to the ground at which point officers pounced upon him and secured his arrest.”
Jackson Bateman, defending, said: “He is realistic about what is ahead of him.”