Glasgow residents told to leave homes ‘immediately’ as bomb squad called in over ‘hazardous material’

Around 80 people have been evacuated from their homes and a bomb disposal team is on the scene after “dangerous material” was found in a flat in Glasgow.

Police arrived at the flat on Altyre Street in Shettleston just after 5pm Monday night and remained at the scene into Tuesday morning.

Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) is at the scene while police attempt to determine the nature of the materials.

Superintendent Alan Waddell said Monday night: “The investigation is at an early stage but I would like to reassure the local community that the full multi-agency response to this incident will continue overnight.”

“I would like to thank those affected for their cooperation and to let them know that everything is being done to allow the evacuees to return to their homes as soon as it is safely possible.”

“This incident has caused disruption for many people and I would urge the public to avoid the area at this time.”

In conversation with the daily recordA resident said people were told to leave “immediately”.

“My friend has an autistic son and he was told to leave immediately before he even picked up his meds,” the woman said.

“We don’t know what’s going on. The police just informed us that there has been an incident and we have to leave. They’ve blocked the street and we don’t know when we’re going to come back in.”

Another local resident told the newspaper he had “never seen so many emergency services in my life.”

Alytre Street, Dalness Street, Ard Street and Trainard Avenue remained closed overnight.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 5.39pm on Monday 7 August to reports of an incident involving suspected hazardous materials at a property on Altyre Street in Glasgow.

“Operations mobilized a range of resources on the ground, including specialized HAZMAT units.”

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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