Scottish police said they killed a suspect during an operation at a refugee hotel in Glasgow on Friday. Six people, including a police officer, were injured in an attack that is not considered terrorism. Media also reports three deaths without any official confirmation or details on the incident having been brought. A large police force was deployed in Glasgow city center and several streets were cordoned off, a journalist said.France Media Agency.
“The incident is contained and the public is not in danger,” said Steve Johnson, one of the Scottish police officials. “I can confirm that a suspect, a man, was shot by an armed police officer,” he added, quoted in a Scottish police tweet. According to him, a police officer intervening on the spot was injured and admitted to the hospital. He is said to be in critical condition, but stable according to the latest information communicated.
We are aware of reports a police officer has been stabbed in an incident in #Glasgow city center. Our officials are in attendance to provide all necessary support. Please allow our collages the space to do their jobs. Further updates will be provided when we are able to do so.
? ScotsPolFed (@ScotsPolFed) June 26, 2020
Policeman was stabbed
According to the association Positive Action in Housing, which specializes in housing migrants, the establishment where the attack took place hosted asylum seekers sheltered during the confinement imposed to fight against the spread of the new coronavirus. The Scottish Kurdish Association, quoted by the newspaper Glasgow Times, said that a hundred asylum seekers were accommodated in this hotel and complained of being stranded inside, without money, while some suffered from health problems.
Without giving details on the facts, the political leaders very quickly expressed their emotion. Interior Minister Priti Patel tweeted “deeply alarming” information, without giving further details. Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the news from Glasgow as “truly horrible”. According to the account Twitter from the Scottish Police Federation, an organization that represents officers, the injured police officer was stabbed.
“I saw people running out of the hotel”
A witness quoted by the PA agency reported four people taken by ambulance. Craig Milroy said he saw a man “on the ground, with a person by his side”: “I don’t know if it was a gunshot wound, a stab wound or what it was. A witness, a woman named Louise, told the news channel Sky News seeing bloodied people on the ground, taken care of.
“I saw people running out of the hotel, the police shouting hands up, hands up, get out. “” There were police cars, ambulances all over the street that was cordoned off. Police were shouting to people in other buildings near the Park Inn to stay inside. The facts come less than a week after three men were fatally stabbed last Saturday in Reading, west London, facts that were made to the anti-terrorist police.
In a tribute to the victims on Monday, Interior Minister Priti Patel said that the security services had foiled 25 terrorist attacks in the past three years, including eight fired by the far right. Unchanged, the level of the terrorist threat remains classified as “significant”, ie the third degree on a scale of five.