Saturday, 12 March 2016

The 24-year-old had been involved in a seven-hour stand-off with armed officers, and he has now been taken to hospital.
18:20, UK,Saturday 12 March 2016
Police officer
A man has been shot by police in Scotland after he allegedly fired a crossbow at officers.
The 24-year-old had been involved in a stand-off with armed police for seven hours after barricading himself inside a house in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.
Police Scotland's Assistant Chief Constable, Malcolm Graham, said his injuries are not being considered as serious or life-threatening.
However, he has been taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock for treatment.
No one else was hurt during the stand-off, and detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
The incident has been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.
A spokeswoman for PIRC said: "The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner has been directed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to investigate the discharge of a conventional firearm during an incident at a residential address in Kilbirnie earlier today, Saturday 12 March 2016.
"It is reported that during the incident, a 24-year-old man was shot by police at around 12.15pm, following the alleged discharge of a crossbow at officers.
"A report on the Commissioner's findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course."