Man with fake gun threatens to kill police officers with real guns

Gareth Pipes 
By: Feng Qian 

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of making a threat to kill after threatening police officers with a fake gun, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 30-year-old Gareth Pipes has been sentenced to serve two and a half years in prison.

Pipes was given 16 months jail for making a threat to kill and another 16 months for possessing an imitation firearm. The incident unfolded as Pipes was supposed to check in into prison for an unrelated crime.

He called the Matlock Police Station and asked to speak to a sergeant. When he was transferred to a sergeant, he made threats to kill him.

Officers visited his house in Overdale, Matlock. When they entered the house, Pipes produced a gun and threatened them.

The officers arrested him and seized the gun, which was later found to be fake. Pipes pleaded guilty to both crimes and was sentenced at the Derby Crown Court on Monday.