Stabbing attack in Glasgow takes three victims

Three people were killed in a stabbing attack in the Scottish city of Glasgow on Friday, British media reported , 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.

According to the BBC, three people were stabbed to death in a stairwell in Glasgow's Park Inn hotel on West George Street. “It is believed three people have died after being stabbed in the stairwell of a hotel.”

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.”

PM Boris Johnson said he was “deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow”. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the reports were "truly dreadful". 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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