Man admits police nail-gun death threat in Orkney
A man has admitted threatening to kill two police officers with a nail-gun during a 13-hour stand-off at a construction yard in Orkney.
Kirkwall Sheriff Court heard 50-year-old builder Laurence Leonard's concerned family had contacted police early on Saturday.
They had discovered a letter in which he made reference to "going out in a blaze of glory".
Firearms officers and negotiators were brought in before he gave himself up.
It later emerged that there was no nail-gun within the office.
The case was deferred for background reports.