A man who kept guns and an explosive device in his house and attacked his friend with a machete has been jailed.
Brian Emans, 40, was entertaining friends at his home in Glasgow’s Bridgeton last July 11 when he got into an argument with another man.
Emans attacked his victim with a machete. The man then had to be taken to hospital for treatment to deep cuts and a fracture to his arm.
When the victim reported the assault to the police, he also said he’d seen a sawn-off shotgun and revolver in Emans’ house.
When armed officers raided the home on July 17, 2020, Emans was carrying a Smith & Wesson revolver loaded with four bullets. A sawn-off Collings & Wallis shotgun was also found lying on top of his fridge.
In addition, an improvised explosive device was discovered in a bedroom.
Police evacuated residents from nearby properties and requested assistance from a Royal Navy bomb disposal team to make the device safe.
Emans pleaded guilty to a number of firearms charges at the High Court in Glasgow last month. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to more than 13 years in jail.
David Green, procurator fiscal for homicide and major crime, said: “Brian Emans had loaded weapons and an unstable improvised explosive device in his home, posing a real danger to his neighbours and the community.
“We cannot tolerate this dangerous behaviour and today’s sentence reflects the severity with which we, and partner agencies, treat these cases.”
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