'Dangerous substances' at the centre of a police probe were not harmful, according to cops.

Shettleston Road was taped off between 11.40am and around 5pm and a flat was evacuated after the supposed discovery of hazardous material inside a flat.

Now, a spokesperson for Police Scotland has revealed the unknown substance that officers dealt with "has been submitted for analysis however does not appear to be harmful."

They added: "There was a short-term evacuation of the surrounding properties and residents have returned to their homes.

"Enquiries are ongoing and there is a continued police presence in the area. There is no risk to the surrounding community."

No arrests or injuries relating to the incident have been reported at this time.

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We reported yesterday that a  major blue light response engulfed the scene as police cordoned off four streets adjacent to Shettleston Road for hours as the substances were investigated.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Hazmat Support Unit was pictured on the scene and appeared to be testing a substance beneath a bus shelter before two firefighters clad in protective suits entered the property around 2.30pm.

Wearing masks and what appeared to be oxygen tanks, the specialist team entered a flat on the second floor of the tenement building.

The officers returned around ten minutes later with two bottles which were hosed down and removed from the scene.

Meanwhile, residents expressed growing frustration at being kept out of their homes without any information about the nature of the incident.

One resident, dangling the keys to their flat, told the Glasgow Times: “I was told I was allowed home and then I wasn’t allowed home as I got to the door.

“They threatened to arrest me for protesting. I live just down the road.

Another added: “It’s ridiculous, we’re stuck outside and it’s freezing.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1320 of Tuesday, 14 November, 2023. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where you can give information anonymously.