Glasgow Police Shooting and several people to including Policeman to hospital

A suspect has been shot dead by police and six men – including a police officer – are in hospital after a multiple stabbing in the centre of Glasgow.

Police Scotland said they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident at a hotel.

What happened?

Armed police were called to the Park Inn hotel on West George Street at 12:50 BST after reports of a stabbing incident and arrived on the scene within two minutes.

Police Scotland says the male suspect died after being shot by specialist officers from the force.

Sources had earlier suggested two other people had died at the hotel, which is currently housing asylum seekers. In fact it appears only the suspect was killed.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said the incident is not being treated as terrorism and they were continuing to investigate the circumstances.

Police said there is no longer any threat to the public but people are being asked to avoid the area.

The 91-room hotel is understood to have been housing about 100 asylum seekers during the coronavirus pandemic.

What do we know about the victims?

Police Scotland said a 42-year-old police officer, Constable David Whyte, was in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Five other men were also being treated in hospital, aged 17, 18, 20, 38 and 53.

The Scottish Police Federation said the family of the officer has been notified and is being supported by the service.