Police officer stabbed, suspect shot in Glasgow city center attack

A police officer was stabbed and a suspect shot during a Friday incident at a hotel in the Scottish city of Glasgow, officials said.

A picture posted on Twitter shows police and emergency responders near the scene of a stabbing incident in downtown Glasgow on Friday. Photo by Patrick Pieciun

Police Scotland confirmed that an armed officer shot a suspect after another officer was injured during an attack in the City Cen

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said the incident “is contained at this time and there is no danger to the general public,” but provided no details on the condition of the suspect or others had been killed or injured in the incident.

Unconfirmed reports indicated that three people were stabbed to death in the incident and that the suspect was killed by police.

Images posted on social showed large contingent of armed police entering a building with emergency vehicles outside parked outside.

“The reports from Glasgow City Center are truly dreadful,” Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wrote on Twitter. “My thoughts are with everyone involved. I am being updated as the situation becomes clearer.”

“Deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow, my thoughts are with all the victims and their families,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted. “Thank you to our brave emergency services who are responding.”

ByDon Jacobson