A man repeatedly threatened to kill another man at Fleetwood.
Raymond Cullen told police he would either stab the man or get a gun and shoot him after the officers had left.
I have not drunk for a couple of years, but I had had a drink that day
Cullen, 51, of North Church Street, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace and was bound over in the sum of £50 for six months by Blackpool magistrates.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police were called to a disturbance in the port’s Mowbray Road on February 1 about 6pm.
A man said that Cullen, his mother’s partner, had wanted to fight him and he had to defend himself.
Police found Cullen injured in North Church Street, but he refused to go to hospital.
Officers waited with him an hour and he kept repeating that once they left he would go and kill or injure the other man.
Cullen told magistrates: “I have been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
“I have not drunk for a couple of years, but I had had a drink that day.
“I apologise, it was out of character for me.”