A MAN has been arrested after potentially hazardous chemicals were discovered in a Glasgow flat.
Police, firefighters and bomb squads were dispatched to Shettleston, east of the city, just after 5pm on Monday.
About 80 people living near Altyre Street were placed in emergency shelters after the discovery.
The public has been warned to stay away from the area as investigations continue into the nature of the materials.
Seven police officers and a forensic scientist from the Scottish Police Authority were treated at the scene after feeling unwell.
Police have now confirmed that a 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
He was also charged in connection with alleged domestic crimes.
The man is scheduled to appear in Hamilton Sheriff Court sometime tomorrow.
A report was submitted to the public prosecutor’s office.
Detective Inspector Gary Smillie said: “Our investigation into the incident is ongoing and the police will continue to have a presence in the area. We continue to work closely with our partners.
“I would like to thank local residents for their patience and cooperation as we continue to address this incident.”
Pamela Rennie, 34, who lives on nearby Trainard Avenue, previously told The Scottish Sun: “My daughter was playing at the back around six-thirty when the police arrived.
“I could hear them from my window telling my neighbor downstairs that we were all being evacuated from the apartment.
“I got my son from his room and got my daughter from outside.
“Panic set in, so we just ran to safety.”
Amanda McColvin, 32, also lives nearby and shared her concerns.
She said: “We weren’t told anything other than to take shelter in the swimming pools.
“As soon as we were told to leave, I just ran.”
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