Strathclyde police confirms that a police officer has died after a gun was fired at Baird Street police station in Glasgow earlier.

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The force confirmed that the incident, which happened this morning at Baird Street in the Sighthill area of Glasgow, is now being investigated and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal. The station is believed to house a firearms unit.

It said: "As in accordance with ACPOS guidelines, officers from an independent force (Lothian and Borders Police) have been appointed to oversee the investigation.

"No further information will be provided until family members have been informed."

In a statement, Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: "It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that a serving Strathclyde Police officer died today, Monday, 5 November, in an incident where a firearm was discharged at Baird Street police office. No details of the officer involved will be released until family members have been informed.

"A full investigation into the circumstances is currently underway and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. In accordance with ACPOS guidelines, officers from an independent force, Lothian and Borders Police have been appointed to oversee the investigation.

"Our thoughts are with the officer’s family and friends at this difficult time."

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