Glasgow: Police officer stabbed and suspect shot

Friday, June 26, 2020

A police officer has been stabbed in Glasgow city centre, the Scottish Police Federation has confirmed.

Police Scotland also said that following the attack, which took place on West George Street, a man was shot by an armed officer and later died.

The injured officer is receiving treatment in hospital and their family has been informed. Five other people are in hospital.

Images on social media appear to show armed police entering a building and a large number of emergency vehicles outside.

Witness Craig Milroy, who saw the aftermath of the incident from an office building nearby, said he had seen four people taken away in ambulances.

“I saw a man lying on the ground, of African descent, with no shoes on. He was on the ground with someone holding his side – I don’t know if it was a bullet wound, a stab wound, or what it was.”

Mr Milroy said the man was one of the four taken away by medics and believed him to be a victim of an attack.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has tweeted: “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.”

Meanwhile, Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “Deeply alarming reports coming from Glasgow. Please follow police advice and avoid the area. Thoughts are with the emergency services as they continue to respond to this incident.”

Police have said there is no danger to the public.

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