Armed police on scene as major incident closes Glasgow roads

Heavy police presence on West George Street as number of roads closed.

Heavy police presence on West George Street.
Heavy police presence on West George Street.

A serious police incident has closed roads in Glasgow city centre.

There is a heavy police presence on West George Street with more than a dozen police vehicles in attendance.

Armed police are on the scene, with social media footage showing them entering a hostel as people left with their arms in the air.

Police said the situation was contained and that there is no risk to the general public.

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A traffic information bulletin issued by Glasgow City Council said: “Due to a serious police incident the following roads are currently closed until further notice.

“West George Street – between Hope Street and West Nile Street.

“Renfield Street – between West Regent Street and St Vincent Street.

“Renfield Street traffic is being diverted onto West Nile Street and road users should avoid the area if possible.”

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