Man detained by armed police on A80 near Cumbernauld
A man has been detained by police after armed officers surrounded a taxi on a busy North Lanarkshire road.
The 29-year-old, from West Norwood, London, was stopped on the A80, between Cumbernauld village and the Castlecary Hotel, on Friday morning.
He is accused of failing to comply with his bail conditions.
He was originally arrested on 28 March in connection with a series of offences including kidnap, blackmail, firearm possession and aggravated burglary.
Officers from Strathclyde Police, acting on behalf of the Metropolitan Police, detained the man. He remains in custody in the Strathclyde force area.