Police shoot attacker dead after six injured in Glasgow

Elias Hubbard
June 29, 2020

The Glasgow knife attacker has been named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam.

Scottish police say the individual shot by armed police during an incident in Glasgow has died and that six other people including a police officer are in hospital being treated for their injuries.

On Saturday police said he was in a stable condition.

Police Scotland said the incident at the Park Inn hotel in the city's centre was not being treated as terror-related and urged people to avoid speculation about the motive of the apparent attack.

Police said they were not looking for any other suspects and were not treating the incident as terrorism. "The investigation is continuing".

Police Scotland said a male suspect was shot by an armed unit and an officer is in a critical but stable condition.

All of the victims are still in the hospital, with PC Whyte now in a "critical but stable" condition.

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. The 25-year-old attacker was from Libya.

"The scene we were confronted with is something I will never forget", the 42-year-old said. The officer was later identified by police as Constable David Whyte.

"However, I would like to reassure the public that this is a contained incident and that the wider public is not at risk. I saw people with blood on them, all over the ground". "It means a lot and has brought both myself and my family great comfort at this hard time".

Whyte's condition was initially described as critical.

"When I came outside people were shouting and saying the man was still inside the hotel".

The incident reportedly took place in a stairwell to a hotel in Glasgow city centre.

"They're just hoping that they can see him back at work soon and they can enjoy his company and character again". He said that the horrific incident in Glasgo has deeply hurt.

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

S " My thoughts are with everyone involved.

"Officers have once again run into danger to protect their fellow citizens". "Clearly there is already much speculation around this incident, which remains under investigation".

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

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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