Residents have spoken of their terror during a 20-hour stand-off in which armed police surrounded a building and people were forced to evacuate their homes.
An area around Ann Street and Nelson Street in the Hilltown was placed in “total lockdown” after concern was raised for a man in a third-floor flat at around 3am on Sunday.
Police confirmed late last night a 27-year-old had been arrested and charged in connection with a disturbance.
Locals described seeing a “massive” emergency service response to the incident, with armed police, fire crews and paramedics all there.
One woman who had to be evacuated said: “It’s been awful, terrifying. I spent the night with a friend – I’m exhausted now and very upset. It was dreadful.”
A police car remained outside the building yesterday and workmen were seen arriving at the Ann Street block of flats the operation centred on.
Unemployed David Lawson, 45, said he saw people who live in the building being led out by armed officers and put in the back of police vehicles. He added: “One elderly woman was shaking and crying – she looked very upset.
“The street was sealed off all day and police officers kept coming and going from the block of flats.”
One resident who had to be evacuated from his home said: “It has been very upsetting. I got back home very early this morning and am trying to rest now.”
Sarah Smith, 26, a sports coach who lives on Ann Street, said: “There were police everywhere – at one point I counted 15 police vehicles.
“Officers wearing helmets were openly carrying guns.
“There were also several police dogs – we didn’t have a clue what was happening and it was really scary.”
Fellow Ann Street resident Rachael Woods, 24, said: “It was really frightening. There were several police officers on the street with guns.
“We had no idea what was going on – we were able to get out but when we returned about 10 hours later it was still going on and a policeman escorted us to our flat.”
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they were stood down at around 11pm after being on standby throughout the incident.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police Scotland would like to thank the public, in particular the local community and residents, for their co-operation and patience while this incident was ongoing.”
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed crews were requested in the early hours of Sunday.