Armed Police Respond to ‘Imitation Firearm’ Incident in Glasgow, Leading to Man’s Arrest

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A man faces charges after an “imitation firearm” was discovered in Glasgow on Friday night, prompting an armed police reaction.

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Police, including armed officers, descended on the Springburn scene at approximately 7pm last night following reports of a man “in possession of a weapon.”

Glasgow Live reported that at least three police vehicles and six specialist officers were spotted at the scene. Police Scotland has now confirmed that a 28-year-old man was apprehended and charged in relation to the incident.

A spokesperson stated: “Around 7pm on Friday, 3 May, 2024, police were summoned to the Kay Street area of Springburn, Glasgow, following a report of a man believed to be in possession of a weapon.

“Officers attended and an imitation firearm was seized. A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged in relation to the incident.”

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