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Cleaver-carrying man arrested near St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow, after lockdown at school

Police have made one arrest after reports that a man was seen carrying two blades near St Aloysius' College in Glasgow.

Police Scotland was called at 8.30am, and the Jesuit-run school (above) placed in lockdown this morning. Police officers were seen still searching the nearby Garnethill Park opposite the school shortly after 9am.

Parent Michael Brett told STV News he and his two children were ushered into the school by concerned teachers.

“He was roaming the streets,” Mr Brett said. “Some of the parents taking their kids to the same school as my kids saw what was happening and alerted the police and the school.”

It has been reported that the man tried to attack a janitor at the nearby Glasgow School of Art and was carrying two meat cleavers.

Chief Inspector Mark Sutherland said officers had been called to a disturbance in Hill Street at 8.30am and a man had been arrested.

“No members of the public are believed to have been injured,” he said. “One officer sustained a minor injury during the arrest. Enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

 

—daniel@sconews.co.uk

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