A police officer has died after a firearm was discharged at a police station.

Strathclyde Police said the incident took place at Baird Street Police Station in Glasgow earlier Monday.

A statement from the force said: "We can confirm there was an incident at Baird Street Police Office where a firearm was discharged. This resulted in the death of a serving Strathclyde Police officer.

"A full investigation into the circumstances is currently under way and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

Officers from an independent force, Lothian and Borders Police, have been appointed to oversee the investigation.

One officer was standing guard at the entrance to the police station in the north of the city.

An ambulance was called there at 11am.

Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: "It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that a serving Strathclyde Police officer died today in an incident where a firearm was discharged at Baird Street Police Office.

"No details of the officer involved will be released until family members have been informed. Our thoughts are with the officer's family and friends at this difficult time."

Brian Docherty, chairman of the Scottish Police Federation, said: "We can confirm that one of our colleagues has died following a firearms incident in Baird Street police station this morning.

"It is too early to speculate as to the circumstances surrounding the tragic death and our thoughts turn immediately to his family who have lost their loved one and colleagues who have lost a friend."

No one else is understood to have been involved in the incident.