Three people dead following stabbing incident in Glasgow 1 week ago

Three people dead following stabbing incident in Glasgow

The suspect has been shot by police.

Three people have reportedly been stabbed to death in a hotel in Glasgow city centre, according to the BBC.

It's understood the incident took place in the stairwell of a hotel in the city and the suspect was shot was by armed police.

Greater Glasgow Police confirmed that a male suspect was shot and that a police officer had been injured. They are continuing to deal with the incident.

“I would like to reassure the public that this is a contained incident and that the wider public is not at risk," Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said in a statement.

"Armed police officers attended the incident and I can confirm that a male suspect was shot by an armed officer. I would like to reassure the public that at this time we’re not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.

“I can also confirm that a police officer was injured while dealing with the incident and that officer is receiving treatment in hospital.”

The Scottish Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, said on Twitter: “We are aware of reports a police officer has been stabbed in an incident in Glasgow city centre.

"Our officials are in attendance to provide all necessary support. Please allow our colleagues the space to do their jobs. Further updates will be provided when we are able to do so.”

The Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, tweeted: “Please follow advice to avoid the West George Street area of Glasgow while Police Scotland deal with this ongoing incident.”