Six injured in attack in Scotland, assailant shot dead by police

Clay Curtis
June 29, 2020

"Police Scotland will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident in Glasgow".

Police have not said what has happened other than that the "situation is contained" and "there is no danger to the public".

The Park Inn hotel was being used to house asylum seekers.

One eyewitness in the hotel described the scene as "full of blood". "I told him, "no, there's no need to attack" and he said 'they hate me, I hate them, they are against me'".

BBC reporter Catriona Renton tweeted: "Understood three dead in a stairwell of hotel".

Sky news correspondent James Matthews said: "On Thursday night, the evening before the attack, there was a cal to the Park Inn Hotel reception".

"I'm not able to put a precise number on that".

"Further updates will be provided when we are able to do so", said the federation.

Three of those injured were asylum seekers staying at the hotel, while the other two were members of staff.

The five other male victims also remained in hospital.

Earlier, Mr Johnson confirmed the male shot by an armed officer was the only suspect in the incident.

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He told the PA news agency: "I saw a man lying on the ground, of African descent, with no shoes on".

"I was here and a guy held his chest as if he had been stabbed", testified to AFP Cole Tonnee, a local resident who skateboarded nearby, "there was blood everywhere because there were people trying to fight for their lives".

Milroy said the man was one of the four taken away by paramedics and believed him to be a victim.

"After that the police all came down, the riot police and triage team told us to go back in and lock the door".

"We are continuing to deal with the incident on West George Street #Glasgow and would ask people to avoid the area", he said.

In a statement on Twitter, assistant chief constable Steve Johnson said: "The individual who was shot by armed police has died". The officer was later identified by police as Constable David Whyte.

"It's been a terrible afternoon for the city of Glasgow", Sturgeon said. I offer my personal support to all those affected. "They run towards dangers as the rest of us would run away". Their professionalism as police officers was outstanding. "I pay tribute to their bravery, selflessness and commitment to protecting the public".

He said he had been in contact with the injured officer's family.

He is now in a stable condition as he recovers from being stabbed, and spoke publicly of the "extremely challenging" experience for the first time.

Following an update from Police Scotland on Saturday, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: My thoughts today remain with Constable Whyte - whose bravery we are all deeply grateful for - and the other people who sustained injuries in yesterday's awful incident.

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