Police in Scotland on Friday killed the suspect in an attack in Glasgow that left six people injured, including a police officer, an association claiming the incident took place at a hotel hosting refugees.
A large police force operation has been deployed in Glasgow city centre and several streets have been cordoned off after the incident, the course of which and the exact nature of the incident are yet to be determined, a journalist said.
“The individual on whom the police opened fire is dead. Six other injured people are in hospital, including a police officer, who is in a critical but stable condition,” a Scottish police official, Steve Johnson, said on Twitter. He had earlier clarified that the suspect on whom police opened fire was a man.
According to the Scottish Police Federation, an organisation that represents the officers, the injured police officer was stabbed.
According to the positive action in housing association, which specializes in migrant accommodation, the incident took place in a hotel that was hosting refugees.
Without giving details of the facts, the politicians very quickly expressed their emotion.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “deeply saddened” by the “terrible” events in Glasgow, sending his thoughts to the victims and their families.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the information from Glasgow as “truly horrific.”
A week after Reading
A witness quoted by PA reported that four people were taken away by ambulance. Craig Milroy said he saw a man of “African descent” “on the ground, with a person by his side: “I don’t know if it was a gunshot wound, a stab wound or what it was.”
A witness, a woman named Louise, told Sky News that she saw people bleeding on the ground, being cared for by paramedics.
“I saw people running out of the hotel, the police shouting ‘hands in the air, hands in the air, get out’.” “There were police cars, ambulances all over the street that was cordoned off. Police were shouting to people in other buildings near the Park Inn to stay inside.”
The incident comes less than a week after three men were fatally stabbed last Saturday in Reading, west London, after counter-terrorism police were seized.
According to the British press, the author, a Libyan refugee suffering from mental health problems, had found himself on the radar of the intelligence services without an imminent risk being identified.
He was jailed in October for unrelated offences, including the racist assault of a policewoman in 2018 and wilful degradation, and released in early June, according to the same source.
In a tribute to the victims on Monday, Interior Minister Priti Patel said security services have foiled 25 plots of attacks in the past three years, eight of which have been fomented by the far right.
Unchanged, the terrorist threat level remains classified as “significant,” the third degree on a scale of five.