Moment controlled explosion takes place in Glasgow field as …

This is the moment a controlled explosion took place in a field near Petershill Road[1] leaving those watching ‘frightened’.

The controlled explosion, believed to be linked to a ‘suspect item’ found within an address in Springburn on Monday, took place in fields near Carrick Packaging, just off Red Road, at around 1.20pm this afternoon (April 18).

Around a dozen workers stood and watched the explosive scenes unfold, from a safe distance. It comes after emergency services[2] descended on a flat in Petershill Road, Springburn, on Monday, April 17.

Police[4] were alerted to reports of a ‘suspect item’ inside a flat after 10am and a 50-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

The bomb squad, also known as the Explosive Ordnance Disposal, removed the item from the property on Monday before returning today where a controlled explosion has taken place.

Danielle Nicol, 37, who works at Carrick Packaging, captured the scary moment on her phone and told Glasgow Live: “We saw the bomb disposal van park up put the item in the van and drove it across the road.

“Two guys in dark clothes took a little metal red box to the field, started digging a hole and put the item in the hole. Police officers cordoned off the area around the field.

“The next minute you know, it was set off.

A man is seen allegedly digging the item into the ground before it explodes
A man is seen allegedly digging the item into the ground before it explodes

“We all jumped and got a fright when it happened. We weren’t even warned they were going to do that so close to our work.”

A police cordon remains as well as partial road closures on Petershill Road, Red Road, Oatfield Street and Dykemuir Street with diversions in place.

The road closures mean Danielle can’t drive into work and has to park further away.

She added: “It’s frightening to think that was in somebody’s home. We drive along that road everyday and a lot of our colleagues walk up that road everyday to go home.

“It’s terrifying that things like that are happening so close to home.

“The road is still closed and we can’t get our cars in and out of our work. We are having to walk across the fields to get out.

“We usually use Red Road or Petershill Road to enter but they are closed. We are not even allowed to walk along those roads so all of our staff are having to come in through the back entrance.”


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