Glasgow stabbing suspect killed after six people injured: UK

A stabbing incident is contained in central Glasgow, Scottish police confirm, saying a male suspect is shot dead.

    There is a heavy police presence on West George Street [Reuters]
    There is a heavy police presence on West George Street [Reuters]

    Scottish police have said a male suspect had been shot dead in a stabbing incident in Glasgow's city centre and that six people including a police officer had also been injured.

    Police Scotland's Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said on Friday the situation was contained and the wider public was not at risk.

    In a statement later in the day, police said "the incident in West George Street Glasgow is not being treated as terrorism", adding that its investigation continued and people should avoid speculating about the motive of the attack.

    In an earler statement, police said that the suspect who was shot by armed police had died.

    "Six other people are in hospital for treatment to their injuries including a police officer, who is in a critical but stable condition," the statement said.

    There was a heavy police presence on West George Street with more than a dozen police vehicles in attendance.

    Images on social media appeared to show armed police entering a building and a large number of emergency vehicles outside.

    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the reports are "truly dreadful" and that she is being updated.

    UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "saddened" by the incident.

    "Deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow, my thoughts are with all the victims and their families," Johnson said in a tweet. "Thank you to our brave emergency services who are responding."

    SOURCE: News agencies