Man charged after 'hazardous chemicals' leave eight officers sick

Around 100 residents were evacuated on Monday following the discovery in a Glasgow flat.

Man charged after ‘hazardous chemicals’ leave eight officers sick in Glasgow STV News

A man has been arrested after the discovery of potentially hazardous chemicals in a Glasgow property prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes and left eight officers sick.

On Monday, Police Scotland were called to a flat on Altyre Street in Tollcross, in the city’s east end, at around 5pm on Monday.

Emergency services were called to Altyre Street in Tollcross at around 5pm on Monday.STV News

On Wednesday, the force said a 34-year-old man had been charged in connection with domestic offences.

He is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Thursday.

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

Seven police and a SPA forensics officer fell ill after attending the property on Monday. They received treatment at the scene and have since recovered.

Much of the surrounding area was closed off.STV News

Around 100 residents from dozens of homes were evacuated and given emergency accommodation at the nearby Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

The property sits just next to Wellshot Primary School.

Detective Inspector Gary Smillie said: “Our enquiries into the incident are ongoing, and there will be a continued police presence in the area. We continue to work closely with our partners.

“I would like to thank local residents for their patience and co-operation while we continue to deal with this incident.”

More to follow.

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