Homes evacuated as 'potentially hazardous material' found

Residents were evacuated on Monday evening and have been returned to their homes on Tuesday morning.

Around 100 residents evacuated as ‘potentially hazardous material’ found in Glasgow flat STV News

Dozens of homes were evacuated after a potentially hazardous material was discovered in a property in Glasgow.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene at a flat on Altyre Street near Wellshot Primary School in Shettleston after the alarm was raised at around 5pm on Monday.

Altyre Street, Dalness Street, Ard Street and Trainard Avenue were all closed with cordons in place.

Around 100 residents were given emergency accommodation in nearby Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

Trainard Avenue, ShettlestonSTV News

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Centre dispatched a hazmat unit and three appliances to the scene at around 5.39pm with members of the public asked to avoid the scene.

An Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team was also on the scene as police tried to determine the nature of the materials.

Police confirmed on Tuesday morning that residents had been allowed to return home.

The routes around the neighbourhood have since reopened.

Altyre Street, ShettlestonSTV News

Chief superintendent Alan Waddell said: “Our enquiries into the incident are ongoing, and there will be a continued police presence in the area. We are working closely with our partners.

“I would like to thank residents and motorists for their patience whilst we dealt with this incident.

“There was no danger to the wider public.”

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