GLASGOW: Scottish police said officers shot dead a man after a suspected stabbing attack at a Glasgow hotel housing asylum seekers that left six others injured, including one of their colleagues.
Police Scotland said that the incident at the Park Inn hotel in the city’s centre was not being treated as a terrorist incident.
“The individual who was shot by armed police has died,” Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said, adding that the situation was “contained” and there was no risk to the general public.
He said that the wounded 42-year-old police officer was in a critical but stable condition, but gave no details on how he or the other victims were injured.
The five other victims are all men, aged 17, 18, 20, 38 and 53, the police said, without revealing their condition.
Police were called to the hotel at about 1pm and the surrounding area was cordoned off.
One man who said he lived on the hotel’s third floor told Sky News television he heard a man shouting for help and a woman screaming.
He went to investigate and found the lift was “covered in blood” then saw two people “gasping for air” after being stabbed.
The hotel was being used to house asylum seekers during the coronavirus outbreak, homelessness and human rights charity Positive Action in Housing tweeted.