There are reports that several people, including a police officer, have been stabbed following an incident in Glasgow city centre.
In videos which have been uploaded to social media, plain-clothed, armed police officers can be seen to run towards an area where dozens of emergency vehicles were parked.
Eyewitnesses have told Sky News that they saw people covered in blood being taken on emergency ambulance stretchers from the Park Inn hotel.
There are various unconfirmed reports, from various different sources, that three people have died.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland have confirmed that one male suspect has been shot and killed by armed police.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Police Federation said:
“We are aware of reports a police officer has been stabbed in an incident in Glasgow city centre.
“Our officials are in attendance to provide all necessary support.
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“We appreciate families of police officers in Glasgow will be anxious to hear that a police officer has been stabbed.
“Please be aware the family of the officer has been notified and is being supported by the service”.
Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said:
“We are continuing to deal with the incident on West George Street Glasgow and would ask people to avoid the area.
“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”.
Several reports are emerging that the hotel where the incident took place has been housing asylum seekers during the coronavirus lockdown.
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