At least three people have been killed following a stabbing incident in Glasgow city center, Scotland, local media reported on Friday.
Police Scotland confirmed an armed officer shot a male suspect and that one police officer is in hospital after being injured in the incident.
The hotel where the stabbing horror took place in Glasgow is being used to house a large number of asylum seekers during the Covid-19 crisis.
Human rights activist Mohammad N Asif wrote on Twitter that he had spoken to an asylum seeker staying in the hotel.
Mohammad Asif wrote: “Multiple people attacked and stabbed in Glasgow City Centre Park Inn hotel.
“The hotel also houses asylum seekers.
“I am told by an asylum seeker resident in the hotel that they are not allowed to speak to anyone, he said many people have stabbed by knives.”
– The Scottish Ambulance Service has asked people only call 999 if it’s an emergency.
A tweet read: “Due to the major incident in Glasgow today which the Scottish Ambulance Service is currently attending alongside @policescotland we would please ask people to only call 999 in an emergency.
“We would also ask people to please stay away from the area.”
Due to the major incident in Glasgow today which the Scottish Ambulance Service is currently attending alongside @policescotland we would please ask people to only call 999 in an emergency. We would also ask people to please stay away from the area.
— Scottish Ambulance (@Scotambservice) June 26, 2020
Nicola Strurgeon has said her thoughts are with the people involved in the horror stabbing in Glasgow.
In a tweet, she said: “My thoughts are with all those who have been injured in the incident in Glasgow today.
“My sincere thanks go to our emergency services. The injury of a @policescotland officer is a reminder of the great bravery our police officers show every day as they work to keep us safe.
“Please follow @policescotland for official updates. Some of the information that has been circulating is unconfirmed/inaccurate – and the situation is serious enough without that. And let’s all keep the injured and their families uppermost in our thoughts.”