Three people are believed to have been killed in Glasgow city centre, it is also understood that a police officer has been stabbed.
Six people are being treated in hospital for injuries, including a police officer in a ‘critical but stable’ condition. The suspect has been shot dead by police.
Reports police are dealing with a terrorist incident here in Glasgow city centre. pic.twitter.com/F8J8IGQDPd
— Linda Sinclair (@lindajsinclair) June 26, 2020
Statement from Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson:
“We are continuing to deal with the incident on West George Street Glasgow and would ask people to avoid the area. However, I would like to reassure the public that this is a contained incident and that the wider public is not at risk. Armed police officers attended the incident and I can confirm that a male suspect was shot by an armed officer. I would like to reassure the public that at this time we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident. I can also confirm that a police officer was injured while dealing with the incident and that officer is receiving treatment in hospital.”
Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident on West George Street in Glasgow. The street is currently closed off and the public are asked to avoid the area at present. The situation is contained at this time and there is no danger to the general public. pic.twitter.com/xk5sDUTmtr
— Greater Glasgow Police (@GreaterGlasgPol) June 26, 2020
Witness Craig Milroy told the PA news agency:
“I saw a man lying on the ground, of African descent, with no shoes on. He was on the ground with someone holding his side – I don’t know if it was a bullet wound, a stab wound, or what it was.”
We appreciate families of police officers in #Glasgow will be anxious to hear that a police officer has been stabbed. Please be aware the family of the officer has been notified and is being supported by the service.
— ScotsPolFed (@ScotsPolFed) June 26, 2020
More on this as it develops.