A man has been shot dead by police after going on a horrific knife attack, stabbing six people including a policeman in the Scottish city of Glasgow.
The shocking incident happened at a hotel being used to house asylum seekers just before 1.00pm on Friday local time.
“Officers were on the scene within two minutes, and armed officers shortly afterwards, and the incident was quickly contained,” Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said.
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The victims, all men aged between 17 and 53, have been rushed to hospital for treatment.
The 42-year-old police officer who was also stabbed during the incident is in a critical but stable condition.
In a statement, police confirmed the alleged attacker was shot dead by police on scene.
“A man was shot by armed police and has died. Six other men are in hospital for treatment, including a 42-year-old police officer, who is in a critical but stable condition. The officer’s family is aware,” Assistant Chief Constable Johnson said.
“Our thoughts are with the families of those who were injured, including our officer.”
Initial investigations have ruled out terrorism, with police confirming there is no wider risk to the community.
“The incident is not being treated as a terrorism and our investigation is continuing into the circumstances. There is no wider risk to the public, however the street remains closed and people should avoid the area.
“As would be the case in any police discharge of firearms involving a fatality, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has instructed the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner to investigate.”