The brave Police Scotland officer who was stabbed yesterday has been named as 42-year-old Constable David Whyte.
PC Whyte ran and confronted the knifeman who was later shot dead by armed police.
The officer was the first on the scene as he was met with a scene of horrific violence. He arrived within just a few minutes of the 999 call being made.
Six people, including a 17-year-old boy, were seriously injured in the knife attack.
Speaking yesterday, Chief Constable Livingstone said:
“Terrible incidents such as we have seen today are, thankfully, very rare in Scotland.
“The event has understandably shocked the people of Glasgow and, indeed, the whole country.
“My thoughts and very best wishes are with those who have been injured and their families, including our colleague Constable David Whyte, who was seriously injured in the course of doing his duty.
“I offer my personal support to all those affected.
“Officers have once again run into danger to protect their fellow citizens.
“Their professionalism as police officers was outstanding.
“I pay tribute to their bravery, selflessness and commitment to protecting the public.
“I briefed the First Minister and the Prime Minister earlier today on the circumstances and advised them both that we are not treating the attack as a terrorist incident.
“It is essential enquiries are now carried out to establish the full circumstances and all speculation must be avoided.
“Scotland is a safe place to live and work.
“We have cohesive communities who work with their police service to maintain our peaceful and respectful way of life.”
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