A MAN has been arrested in the River Kelvin after police swarmed a city park.

The 43-year-old was arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault on a police officer and threats to a member of the public. 

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A massive police operation at Kelvingrove Park cornered the suspect at one point, but he broke away from police before escaping up river. At least 15 police vehicles  were involved.

A large police presence, including a force helicopter were spotting racing to Kelvingrove Park.

The suspect was seen standing in the river as a police helicopter hovered overhead.

Police were standing on the river's banks shouting at the man to come out.

Two officers waded in and led the man out of the river.

We told earlier how a major police presence was spotted by locals racing towards the West End park.

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Dozens of police cars were seen urgently moving to the scene and a police helicopter was seen hanging over the park.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: Inspector Paul Daley, of Glasgow Partick Police Station, said: "A 43-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with assaulting police officers and resisting arrest following a report that man threatened a member of the public at Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow around 12.15pm on Friday, 2 April, 2020. No officers were injured and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."