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Taser used in city gun incident
A Strathclyde officer holds out a Taser
The Taser was used for the second time in less than a week
Police used a Taser stun gun during a firearms incident in Glasgow city centre - the second time such a weapon has been fired in less than a week.

Firearms officers were called out at 2210 GMT on Tuesday after receiving a number of reports that a man had been seen with a gun in Argyle Street.

The 42-year-old man was arrested after being taken to hospital for a check-up.

Police used the gun for the first time in Scotland last Wednesday when they were called to a robbery near Wishaw.

Investigation launched

In that incident, the Taser was discharged during the robbery attempt at a petrol station in Newmains, North Lanarkshire.

The suspect was overpowered by the weapon, which sends a 50,000 volt charge through its target.

Strathclyde Police said a senior investigating officer had been appointed to look closely at the circumstances surrounding Tuesday night's incident.

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