02-10-2012, 08:47 PM #1
UK - Glasgow city center sealed; man claims to have bomb
Apparently, in the minutes since I started the thread, a man has been detained in Glasgow; no word on the bomb threat yet. The incident livened up a Friday night in Glasgow in a way it did not need to be enlivened.
Man held after 'bomb threat' at Glasgow city centre restaurant (skytv.com)
Armed police closed part of Glasgow city centre after reports that a man claiming to have a bomb barricaded himself into a restaurant.
Nelson Mandela Place at West George Street was shut off by officers from around 3.45pm on Friday after the incident at Amarone restaurant near Buchanan Street subway station.
Police officers moved in and detained a man just before midnight on Friday. He was taken away in a police van.
Earlier, police had revealed no hostages were involved and trained negotiators were at the scene of the alleged bomb threat. A Royal Navy bomb disposal team arrived on the scene just before 7pm.
In a police press conference at the scene, Superintendent Brian McInulty said the incident involved one man, who was contained within the Italian restaurant.
02-10-2012, 10:02 PM #2---
A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said last night: 'One male has now been detained.
'Police are still at the scene and inquiries are ongoing. The man is on his way to hospital.'
Reports from the scene suggest that just before the man was detained, three armed officers wearing black made their way round the side of the building, gripping on to window ledges, before running into the restaurant shouting.
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