VIDEO: Knifeman stabs six in Glasgow before being shot by police - GulfToday

VIDEO: Knifeman stabs six in Glasgow before being shot by police


Members of the emergency services take a victim of an incident away on a stretcher in Glasgow city centre on Friday. AFP

Six people were injured in a stabbing attack in the Scottish city of Glasgow on Friday, British media reported on Friday, with police saying a suspect had been shot and an officer injured.

An eyewitness told Sky News she had seen several people covered in blood being treated by emergency services after an incident at a city centre hotel, and armed police on the scene, at around 1:15pm.


Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said the incident had been contained and there was no wider risk to the public.

"Armed police officers attended the incident and I can confirm that a male suspect was shot by an armed officer," he said.

"I would like to reassure the public that at this time we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident. I can also confirm that a police officer was injured while dealing with the incident, and that officer is receiving treatment in hospital."

GlasgowcrimesceneEmergency respoders are seen at the scene of reported stabbings in Glasgow. Reuters

The Scottish Police Federation said the officer had been stabbed.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow."

"Deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow, my thoughts are with all the victims and their families," Johnson said in a tweet. "Thank you to our brave emergency services who are responding."

Last week, three people died in the southern English town of Reading when a man wielding a five-inch knife went on the rampage in a park. Police said they were treating that incident as terrorism.



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