A MAN will appear in court following an incident in East Kilbride yesterday.

At around 6pm, police officers were called to the scene following reports for the 37-year-old's welfare and the fact he was allegedly carrying two knives. 

The man reportedly threatened officers. Due to his conduct, a tactical decision was made to hit him with a police vehicle - at a slow speed. 

Footage of the incident has widely appeared on social media. 

The man was arrested and taken to hospital to be checked over. It has been confirmed he suffered no injuries.

He will appear in court today.

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In a statement, Chief Superintendent Alan Waddell, divisional commander for Lanarkshire Police Division, said: "We received a report of concern for a man who was believed to be intoxicated and allegedly carrying two knives in a residential area of Quebec Drive, East Kilbride, around 6pm on Wednesday, September 1.

"Response officers were first on the scene and following alleged threats to officers and damage to police vehicles, a tactical decision was made to subdue the man with low speed contact from a police car.

"The 37-year-old man was arrested and taken to Wishaw General Hospital as a precaution but suffered no injuries. No members of the public or police officers were injured.

"He was charged with various offences in connection with the incident and is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court today.

"As PAVA was deployed and in line with normal procedure, a referral will be made to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner."