Knife attack in Glasgow: police identify perpetrators

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Knife attack in Glasgow: police identify perpetrators





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The police identified the perpetrator after the knife attack in Glasgow.


After the knife attack in a hotel in Glasgow, the police identified the perpetrator. It was a 28-year-old man from Sudan, the Scottish police said late Saturday evening.

The man injured six people in the Friday attack and was shot by police officers. The authorities did not expect a terrorist attack.

There is evidence that the man had mental health problems. According to media reports, he was said to have stayed in the hotel, which was used by asylum seekers during the corona pandemic. The police in Scotland are still investigating the exact circumstances of the incident, the statement said. The police also investigated the use of firearms that had resulted in the attacker’s death.

Before the knife attack, there are said to have been warnings of the perpetrator. This was reported, among others, by the British news broadcaster Sky News and the “Guardian” on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. According to information from residents of the hotel, which was temporarily used as asylum accommodation, a social worker turned to the employees there on Thursday. The BBC also reported that the perpetrator had announced the attack.

The incident happened at the Park Inn Hotel in the city center. Among the injured were three other residents of the hotel, two employees and a police officer. All are still in hospital treatment, but in stable condition, the police said on Saturday.

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