Armed police attend incident in Pollokshaws

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Emergency response units attended an incident in Pollokshaws yesterday afternoon (Saturday) after a man allegedly barricaded himself in his house.

Police firearm specialists, negotiators and officers were on the scene on Pitcaple Drive from around 3.50pm.

A 33-year-old man refused to come out of the property and a four-and-a-half hour stand-off then followed.

The man, who was alone in the house at the time of the incident, surrendered himself to police around 8.40pm.

A police spokesman said: “Around 3.50pm police were called to a property on Pitcaple Drive in Pollokshaws where a 33-year-old man had barricade himself in a house.

“Following negotiations with specialist trained officers, he surrendered himself to police around 8.40pm.”

No one was injured and a 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with the alleged incident.