Albany man armed with kitchen knife in Nulsen

An Albany man was remanded in custody and charged with obstructing a public officer on Tuesday night, after allegedly threatening and abusing people in Nulsen.

Michael Thomas Scott, 51, pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court via video link from Esperance on Wednesday, May 17.

When Esperance Police arrived at the scene, shortly after an incident was reported at 7.35pm, officers spoke to the accused through a smashed lounge room window.

Scott was allegedly agitated, rambling and aggressive towards police and onlookers.

Officers asked Scott to exit the premises numerous times, before he eventually walked towards the back door of the unit.

When Scott turned towards the back of the premise police allegedly saw a 30 centimetre kitchen knife in his back pocket.

Officers then ran to the back of the unit, where they found Scott in a Holden Commodore with both passenger side doors of the car locked.

He allegedly refused to exit the vehicle or unlock the doors when requested by police. 

Police then discharged pepper spray through the open driver’s side door, as they alleged Scott had posed a threat to the public. 

He was then taken to the Esperance Police Station.

Scott was released on bail and will reappear in the Esperance Magistrates Court on July 11.