M8 closed eastbound due to “concern for person” in ongoing police incident

The M8 has been closed Eastboound due to a “police incident” on the motorway near Glasgow Airport.

Emergency services raced to the busy road between junction 29 and 27 after the alarm was raised at around 6.10pm.

Officers received a report for a “concern for a person” on the road and quickly closed off the eastbound section near the exit for the airport.

Road users are being advised by Police Scotland to avoid the area.

There is no access from the A737 on to the M8 Eastbound

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The road remains closed and it’s understood traffic is heavy on approach from both directions.

Pictures circulating online and social media show lengthy tailbacks following the incident.

Traffic Scotland also raised the alarm for Renfrewshire road users on social media.

In a post on Twitter they said: “NEW! 18:10 #M8 CLOSED Eastbound between J28-27 due to a police incident.

“Traffic heavy on the approach, please avoid the area if possible.”

A 6.53pm they added: “#M8 Now CLOSED Eastbound between J29-28 due to a police incident.

“Traffic heavy on the approach in both directions with approx 20 minute delay and backing up onto the #A737 please avoid the area if possible.”

Traffic Scotland said they do not have a timescale for when the incident is hoped to be resolved.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers are in attendance following a report of concern for a person on the M8 eastbound at junction 28 at around 5.45pm on Tuesday, May, 24..

“The M8 eastbound is currently closed between junction 29 and junction 27.

“Motorists are advised to avoid the area.”

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Daily Record – Paisley