A member of staff at a hospital in Kilmarnock has been the victim of a stabbing, Sky News understands.
It’s one of three “serious incidents” in the town that are thought to be linked, police say.
Crosshouse Hospital was forced to lock down for about three hours on Thursday evening.
The extent of the victim’s injuries are not known.
Police Scotland said the second incident happened on Portland Street in nearby Kilmarnock, and a third on the A76.
Officers said on Twitter: “Police Scotland is currently dealing with 3 potentially linked incidents in the Kilmarnock area.
“The first occurred around 7.45pm outsid