LONDON (AP) – A person shot by a police on Friday in a hotel that is largely home to asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow has died, and six other people, including a police officer, have been hospitalized for injuries, Scottish police said. .
An officer, who appeared to have been stabbed during the incident at the Park Inn Hotel on West George Street at around 1:00 pm, was in “a critical but stable condition,” said Assistant Police Commissioner Scotland Scotland, Steve Johnson. He called on people to avoid the area.
“We would urge the public not to speculate about this incident or share unconfirmed information on social media,” Johnson added.
Police Scotland said the situation was limited and there was no threat to the wider public. Johnson said the police were not looking for anyone else.
The Scottish Police Federation, representing the vast majority of Scottish police officers, said they informed the wounded officer’s family.
Craig Milroy, who witnessed the aftermath of a nearby office building, said he saw four people removed in ambulances.
“I saw a man lying on the floor, of African descent, with no shoes on,” said Milroy. “He was on the floor with someone holding his side. I don’t know if it was a gunshot wound, a stab wound, or whatever it was. “
Milroy said the man was one of four taken by paramedics and thought he was a victim.
“We were still outside. Then the police all came down, the riot police and the triage team told us to go back in and lock the door, “he said.
On social media, images appeared of armed officers entering a building and a large number of rescue vehicles outside.
Positive Action In Housing, an organization that supports migrants and refugees, said the hotel housed refugees for the Mears Group, a housing and social care provider.
Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the reports were “really awful” and it was being updated.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow” and that his thoughts are on “all victims and their families”.
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