South Lanarkshire schools were on lockdown this afternoon as police dealt with an ongoing stand off with an armed man.

Pupils from Auchinraith Primary School, Calderside Academy and Calderside Nursery were being kept inside amidst a police incident in Blantyre.

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Firearms officers and negotiators surroundes a house on Morris Crescent where a man barricaded himself in a house with a crossbow.

A cordon was put in place around the property as teams attempted to disarm the man.

The man was later arrested. 

A South Lanarkshire Council spokesman said schools in the area closed "as normal" and that parents had been informed and offered support.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were alerted at 11.30am on October 24 to reports of an incident on Morris Crescent, Blantyre.

"Operations Control immediately mobilised three appliances to the scene and crews remain in attendance."