LONDON -- Scotland's leader has warned that fatalities are likely after a police helicopter slammed late Friday night into the roof of a popular pub in Glasgow.
First Minister Alex Salmond confirmed that a police chopper was involved in the tragic accident, saying on Twitter that emergency services were in full operation Friday evening.
He says that given "an incident of this scale we must all prepare ourselves for the likelihood" of deaths.
Photos of the scene aired on local television show what appear to be the helicopter's propeller sticking out of the top of the pub's roof. Rescue workers swarmed the door of the pub and several fire trucks were on the scene.