Scotland: Police officer hurt by man armed with machetes

Despite encounters with members of the public, the armed man did not injure anyone else

A police officer has been injured while confronting a man wielding two machetes near a Glasgow school.

The suspect was spotted on Hill Street in the city centre where officers were responding to reports of a disturbance.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a man wearing a balaclava near the private St Aloysius College, according to the BBC.

He also reportedly threatened a lollipop man, and tried to attack a janitor at the Glasgow School of Art.

Police were alerted to the sightings at around 8.30am this morning.

Glasgow School of Art said one of its staff members had been left "shaken, but unharmed" after confronting the man.

A spokeswoman said: "The Glasgow School of Art can confirm that a member of our staff did encounter the individual described, whilst parking his car near to a GSA building.

The member of staff is shaken, but unharmed."

Police said a man had been arrested and no members of the public are believed to have been injured.

"One officer sustained a minor injury during the arrest," a spokesman said.

"Inquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident."