'It's something I will never forget': Stabbed Glasgow officer speaks of ordeal

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Police vehicles are seen parked near the scene of reported multiple stabbings at West George Street in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain on June 27, 2020.

"I saw people running out of the hotel with the police shouting, "put your hands up, put your hands up, come out", she said.

He went to investigate and found the lift was "covered in blood" then saw two people "gasping for air" after being stabbed.

"Officers were called to the hotel at 12.50pm and the incident was quickly contained", the force said.

He said: "I saw a man lying on the ground, of African descent, with no shoes on".

'Huge police and ambulance response to an incident on West George Street in Glasgow - reports of a police officer being stabbed'.

The man who was shot dead after stabbing six people in Glasgow on Friday has been named as a 28-year-old from Sudan.

"They had been alerted by other asylum seekers in the hotel".

A spokeswoman for campaign group Positive Action In Housing said the 91-room hotel was housing asylum seekers for the Mears Group, a housing and social care provider. which moved them there during the coronavirus lockdown.


Police said the other five casualties remained in hospital, one of them in a critical condition.

Mr Hamilton said: "While I don't know David personally, I do know people who do and he is somebody who people say is an absolute rock of the shift".

Armed police officers attended the incident and I can confirm that a male suspect was shot by an armed officer.

Greater Glasgow Police said "emergency services are now dealing with an incident on West George Street".

"The individual who was shot by armed police has died", Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon thanked the emergency services for ensuring that "a very, very serious incident didn't become much worse".

"This event has understandably shocked the people of Glasgow, and indeed, the whole country", he said.

Responding to the improvement in Whyte's condition, Scotland's first minister, 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. They run towards dangers as the rest of us would run away".

"We appreciate families of police officers in Glasgow will be anxious to hear that a police officer has been stabbed".

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