Police have arrested a man in connection with a suspicious device found at a tower block in Motherwell.
The 48-year-old was detained after officers responded to reports of a device on the ground floor of Glen Tower at 1am on Thursday.
A cordon was placed around the building, which was due to be used as a polling station, and residents evacuated.
A controlled explosion was carried out, and it was found to be a non-viable device.
Chief Inspector Mark Leonard said: “Police in Motherwell have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with a suspicious device found on the ground floor of Glen Tower flats, Motherwell around 1am on Thursday, 12 December, 2019.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
North Lanarkshire Council said that anyone registered to vote at a community room in the tower should now go to Knowetop Primary School, Knowetop Avenue, Motherwell, to vote.
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