Emergency services locked down an area of Glasgow's East End overnight on Monday after discovering 'potentially hazardous materials'.

999 teams were called to a flat on Altyre Street in Shettleston on Monday and a police presence remains there on Tuesday morning.

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Here is everything we know. 

What happened on Altyre Street?


Police and the explosives ordnance disposal (EOD) - or the bomb disposal unit - were called to Altyre Street after receiving a report of materials deemed 'potentially hazardous'.

When did this happen?


Officers were called shortly after 5pm on Monday, August 7.

Have people been evacuated from their homes?


Around 80 people were asked to leave their homes as a precaution, according to Police Scotland

They were housed in emergency accommodations where required.

A local shop owner said that after a police cordon was in place he closed the shop but he didn’t hear anything.

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He told the Glasgow Times: “Only the residents had to evacuate.

“It was fairly calm with people carrying their pets to the community centre.

“They set up a camp so people could sit and rest and have a coffee.

“It was pretty calm people were just bewildered.

“They were normally walking to the centre they just couldn’t stay in their houses.

“Luckily no one was injured.”

On Tuesday morning, it was confirmed that residents were allowed back to their homes.

Have any Glasgow roads been closed?


The following roads were closed:

Altyre Street from Tollcross Road to Fairholm Street

Trainard Avenue from Wellshot Road to Dalness Street

Dalness Street from Trainard Avenue to Ard Street

Ard Street from Dalness Street to Altyre Street

Fairholm Street from Wellshot Road to Altyre Street

Wellshot Road from the entrance to The Tollcross Leisure Centre to Fairholm Street

As of around 7am on Tuesday, the closures have been lifted.

Has anyone been injured?


There are no reports of any injuries and police have said there is no threat to the wider public. 

Are the police still at Altyre Street?


A police presence remains on the scene.

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Has anyone been arrested?


No arrests have been reported at this time.