COPS have locked down a street outside a polling station after a man was stabbed nearby.

A 50-year-old man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with 'life-threatening injuries after cops were called to the scene around 9.15 this morning.

A 26-year-old man has now been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Police Scotland have confirmed that the attack was targeted and the two men were known to each other.

The incident is not election related and voters still have access to the polling station on foot.

An appeal has now been launched for witnesses.

Detective Inspector Ian Ross from CID said: “This has been a targeted attack, with the two individuals known to each other, and one is now in a very serious condition in hospital.

“We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the attack, has dash cam or CCTV footage, to get in touch via 101, quoting reference number 0666 of 6 May 21.”

Polling stations opened at 7am on Thursday and will close at 10pm, in an election which could be crucial in determining Scotland’s future within the UK.

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Some voters had to battle snowy conditions to get to their polling station, with wintry weather in parts of the north amid a Met Office yellow weather warning for snow across much of the Highlands, Grampian and down towards the central belt.

And just as coronavirus has impacted the election campaign, it will also affect the time it takes for all the votes to be counted.

The need for social distancing, with fewer staff able to physically count the ballot papers, means there will be no overnight counts.

Votes will instead start being counted at 9am on Friday, with some of the constituency seats declared later on the same day.

The results of the remaining constituencies, along with the results of the eight regional list areas, will be declared on Saturday.