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Police Confirm Six Injured And Suspect Shot Dead After Glasgow 'Stabbing'

Police Confirm Six Injured And Suspect Shot Dead After Glasgow 'Stabbing'

A man has been shot dead by armed police and six people - including a police officer - are in hospital after an alleged stabbing at a hotel in Glasgow city centre.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said: "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. I can also confirm that a police officer was injured while dealing with the incident and that officer is receiving treatment in hospital.

"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."

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Police Scotland urged people to avoid the area surrounding the Park Inn hotel on West George Street, tweeting: "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."

The Scottish Police Federation has confirmed that the family of the officer injured in the incident has been informed.

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They wrote: "We appreciate families of police officers in Glasgow will be anxious to hear that a police officer has been stabbed.

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"Please be aware the family of the officer has been notified and is being supported by the service."

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: "Deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow, my thoughts are with all the victims and their families. Thank you to our brave emergency services who are responding."

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also said: "The reports from Glasgow City Centre are truly dreadful. My thoughts are with everyone involved.

"I am being updated as the situation becomes clearer. Please help the emergency services do their jobs by staying away from the area - and please don't share unconfirmed information."

It is not yet clear what the full details of the situation in Glasgow are, as the situation is still ongoing.

Scottish Justice Minister Humza Yousaf tweeted out a warning against speculation until the full details of the incident are known.

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He wrote: "I cannot emphasise this enough - please do not speculate on any of the details around the Glasgow incident.

"I have seen many press reports - all well intentioned I am sure - that are, as things stand, inaccurate. Please follow @GreaterGlasgPol & @policescotland for accurate info."

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Topics: Police, UK News, Scotland

Tom Wood

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