EDINBURGH, United Kingdom (Sputnik) - The hotel in the Scottish city of Glasgow that was the site of a knife attack was being used to house refugees and asylum seekers during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, an eyewitness at the scene told Sputnik.
"Those hotels are full of refugees that have been housed in there for the coronavirus", the eyewitness, named John, said.
The eyewitness described the scene as “carnage” and said that he attempted to provide first aid to a maintenance worker that was stabbed during the incident, which took place at a Park Inn hotel on West George Street.
"There was the receptionist and the maintenance guy lying on the floor, blood pouring out of them, three people out in the street that were staying in the hotel as well stabbed, and the guy had run back up to his room. The police have come in, went up to the room … shot the guy … I was lying on the floor trying to help the maintenance guy with a big puncture wound, trying to compress his wound", the eyewitness said.