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Man hospitalised after stand-off with police in the Borders

Credit: ITV Border

A 39-year-old man has been taken to Borders General Hospital after a stand-off with police in Ettrickbridge.

Several police vehicles, including a riot van, ambulances and a fire crew arrived at the scene around 8pm last night, Thursday 22 June, following reports of a house being damaged.

Access roads to the village, which is near Selkirk, were also blocked by patrol cars.

We were called to an address in Ettrickbridge, near Selkirk on Thursday following a report of concern for a person within. Specialist and local emergency resources were deployed in the area to maintain public and officer safety. A 39-year-old man is currently in hospital for assessment. Local residents are thanked for their patience whilst officers dealt with the incident.

– Police Scotland Spokesperson

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