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    A knife incident rocked the Scottish city of Glasgow on Friday afternoon, when a man attacked multiple people in broad daylight. Six people, including a police officer, have been hospitalised, while police have ruled out that the attack is terror-related.

    A man armed with a knife went on a stabbing spree at the Park Inn Hotel on West George Street in Glasgow, injuring a number of people.

    Six people were admitted to hospital, including a police officer who sustained knife injuries. His condition is critical but stable. The suspect was shot dead by law enforcement at the scene.

    Police Scotland said the incident is not being treated as terror-related.

    Earlier unconfirmed reports suggested that three people were killed in the stabbing.

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      "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.

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      "I let off two passengers, closed my doors, moved off and then I couldn’t move any further because a van had stopped in front of me. It was blocked in by an illegally parked car in the front. I saw the armed police running in, that’s what I saw. I went ‘oh what’s happened?’” the bus driver said.

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    • 13:36

      Scottish Police Confirm Suspect in Glasgow Attack Shot Dead

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      "Armed police officers attended the incident and I can confirm that a male suspect was shot by an armed officer," Johnson said in a statement quoted on the Police Scotland Twitter account.

      "I would like to reassure the public that at this time we are 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," he added.

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