Man shot by police in Glasgow has died – police statement

One officer is in hospital with knife wounds in an incident police say has now been contained.

LONDON : A man shot by armed police during an incident in Glasgow has died, Police Scotland said on Friday, adding that six people including a police officer were in hospital for treatment.

“The individual who was shot by armed police has died. Six other people are in hospital for treatment to their injuries including a police officer, who is in a critical but stable condition,” they said on Twitter. 

“We are continuing to deal with the incident on West George Street #Glasgow and would ask people to avoid the area. We would urge the public not to speculate about this incident or share unconfirmed information on social media.”

A stabbing attack at a hotel in Glasgow city centre has left a number of people injured and a police officer in a critical condition.

A male suspect was shot dead by an armed police officer at the scene of the incident at the city’s Park Inn hotel.

Another six people are in hospital for treatment to their injuries, including a police officer who suffered knife wounds.

Police said the incident was now contained and did not present a threat to the wider public.

Armed police have sealed off West George Street and paramedics in hazmat suits were seen treating a person on a blood-stained pavement.

Footage of the incident showed armed police outside a building as a number of people ran out with their hands up.null

Eyewitnesses said they saw people, bloodied, being taken on stretchers from the Park Inn hotel, which had been housing a number of asylum seekers and refugees.

Louisa, who was in a building on West George Street, told Sky News: “I saw people being treated with blood on the ground.

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @ThatReilz of police presence in West George Street, Glasgow, as a serious police incident has closed roads in the city centre.
Image: Officers in West George Street. Pic: ThatReilz

“I saw people running out of the hotel with the police shouting ‘put your hands up, put your hands up, come out’.

“There were police cars, ambulances all over the street and they cordoned it off. Police were shouting to people in other buildings near the Park Inn hotel to stay inside and not come into the street.

“There were quite a number of people coming out with their hands up, running down the steps of the hotel. I saw people with blood on them, all over the ground.”

Glasgow streets have been sealed off
Image: Glasgow streets have been sealed off

It had previously been reported that up to three people had died, but police have yet to confirm any further fatalities.

Sky News’ home affairs correspondent Mark White said: “There are reports, in addition to the suspect who was shot dead by police, of fatalities.

“I’m not able to put a precise number on that. It was mentioned three, but we don’t know if that includes the alleged armed attacker as well.

“At this moment in time we can say there are reports of fatalities but there is no precise number on that.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 26: Ambulance crew members at the scene after reports of three people being killed in a central Glasgow hotel on June 26, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. A knifeman stabbed three people to death in the stairwell of the Park Inn Hotel on West George Street, Glasgow before being shot himself by armed police. The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) said an officer was stabbed during the major incident. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Image: Ambulance crew members at the scene of the stabbings

Craig Milroy said he witnessed the aftermath of the incident from an office building nearby, and that he had seen four people taken away in ambulances.

He told the PA news agency: “I saw a man lying on the ground, of African descent, with no shoes on. He was on the ground with someone holding his side – I don’t know if it was a bullet wound, a stab wound, or what it was.”

Mr Milroy said the man was one of the four taken away by medics and that he believed him to be a victim of an attack.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 26: Police officers stand in front of a cordoned off area after reports of three people being killed in a central Glasgow hotel on June 26, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. A knifeman stabbed three people to death in the stairwell of the Park Inn Hotel on West George Street, Glasgow before being shot himself by armed police. The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) said an officer was stabbed during the major incident. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Image: The area around a hotel was cordoned off

“After that we saw commotion, ambulances further up and we saw armed police all running into the hotel next to the Society Room,” he added.

“We were still standing outside, after that the police all came down, the riot police and triage team told us to go back in and lock the door.”

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said: “We are continuing to deal with the incident on West George Street and would ask people to avoid the area.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 26: Police officers at the scene after reports of three people being killed in a central Glasgow hotel on June 26, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. A knifeman stabbed three people to death in the stairwell of the Park Inn Hotel on West George Street, Glasgow before being shot himself by armed police. The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) said an officer was stabbed during the major incident. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Image: Police officers at the scene

“However, I would like to reassure the public that this is a contained incident and that the wider public is not at risk. Armed police officers attended the incident and I can confirm that a male suspect was shot by an armed officer.

“I would like to reassure the public that at this time we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.

“The individual who was shot by armed police has died. Six other people are in hospital for treatment to their injuries including a police officer, who is in a critical but stable condition.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel said she was “deeply alarmed” by the incident, while Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon described it as “truly dreadful” and urged people to stay away from the area.

SKY NEWS

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