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Police shoot attacker dead after six injured in Glasgow

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Emergency services at the scene of the incident at West George Street in Glasgow.

Emergency services at the scene of the incident at West George Street in Glasgow.

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Emergency services at the scene of the incident at West George Street in Glasgow.

A suspect has been shot dead by police after six people were injured, including an officer, during a major incident in Glasgow.

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

The Scottish Police Federation confirmed a male officer had been stabbed and their family has been informed.

All six injured people, including the officer, are being treated in hospital.

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Police said there is no danger to the public, with officers in attendance in West George Street in the city centre yesterday.

Images on social media appeared to show armed police entering a building and a large number of emergency vehicles outside. The incident appeared to happen at the Park Inn Hotel in West George Street.

A spokeswoman for campaign group Positive Action In Housing said the 91-room hotel was housing asylum seekers for the Mears Group, which moved them there during the coronavirus lockdown. The organisation has declined to comment on the situation.

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Armed police officers leave the Park Inn hotel in West George Street, Glasgow, where a man had been shot by an armed officer. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA

Armed police officers leave the Park Inn hotel in West George Street, Glasgow, where a man had been shot by an armed officer. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA

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Armed police officers leave the Park Inn hotel in West George Street, Glasgow, where a man had been shot by an armed officer. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA

In a statement on Twitter, assistant chief constable Steve Johnson said: "The individual who was shot by armed police has died.

"We would urge the public not to speculate about this incident or share unconfirmed information on social media."

Witness Craig Milroy, who saw the aftermath of the incident from an office building nearby, said he had seen four people taken away in ambulances.

He said: "I saw a man lying on the ground, of African descent, with no shoes on. He was on the ground with someone holding his side - I don't know if it was a bullet wound, a stab wound, or what it was."

Mr Milroy said the man was one of the four taken away by medics and believed him to be a victim of an attack.