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In this image taken from SKY video, emergency services attend the scene of incident in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday June 26, 2020. Police in Glasgow say emergency services are currently dealing with an incident in the center of Scotland's largest city and are urging people to avoid the area. (SKY via AP)

Glasgow: Man shot, police officer stabbed in ‘major incident’

Three people have reportedly been killed and a police officer injured in a stabbing attack in the Scottish city. The alleged knifeman has been shot by police but it is unclear if he is dead.

A police officer has been stabbed and a male suspect has been shot by an armed officer during a “major incident” in the Scottish city of Glasgow, the Scottish police said on Friday.

Police Scotland said six people were in hospital, including a police officer who was in critical but stable condition.

According to the BBC, three people were stabbed to death in a stairwell in Glasgow’s Park Inn hotel on West George Street.

Local media reported a heavy police presence in the area with more than a dozen police vehicles in attendance.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said police are not looking for a second suspect in relation to the incident and that an injured police officer is receiving treatment in a hospital.

He also wanted to “reassure the public that this is a contained incident and that the wider public is not at risk.”

The Scottish Police Federation said that it has notified the family of the stabbed officer.

‘Deeply saddened’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a tweet that he was “deeply saddened” over the Glasgow incident and thanked all the emergency services at the scene.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the reports were “truly dreadful” and that she was being updated.

dv/mm (AP, Reuters) (DW)