An officer has been stabbed and a man shot by police during a major incident in Glasgow.

Police Scotland said a male suspect was shot by an armed unit and that an officer is receiving treatment in hospital.

The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) confirmed an officer had been stabbed and their family has been informed.

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

Images on social media appeared to show armed police entering a building and a large number of emergency vehicles outside.

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The Scottish Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers, posted 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."

 David Hamilton, Chairman of the Scottish Police Federation said; “Whilst there is understandable and considerable public interest in the major incident in Glasgow earlier today, our focus at this time is in assisting the family of our colleague who has been seriously injured. This is obviously an anxious time for them and we ask that they be left alone as their attentions are very obviously directed towards the care of their loved one.  
"Our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes are with our colleague, his family and friends, and all colleagues affected by this incident at this time."

In a statement on Twitter, assistant chief constable Steve Johnson said: "We are continuing to deal with the incident on West George Street #Glasgow and would ask people to avoid the area.

"However, I would like to reassure the public that this is a contained incident and that the wider public is not at risk.

"Armed police officers attended the incident and I can confirm that a male suspect was shot by an armed officer."

He added: "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."

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Meanwhile, Home Secretary Priti Patel said: "Deeply alarming reports coming from Glasgow. Please follow police advice and avoid the area. Thoughts are with the emergency services as they continue to respond to this incident."

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has tweeted: "The reports from Glasgow city centre are truly dreadful. My thoughts are with everyone involved. I am being updated as the situation becomes clearer. Please help the emergency services do their jobs by staying away from the area - and please don't share unconfirmed information."

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: "Extremely concerning reports about an incident in the West George Street area of Glasgow. My thoughts are with all of those who are involved. Please following the @GreaterGlasgPol advice and avoid the area."

Humza Yousaf tweeted: "Please do not circulate rumours or hearsay of the incident in Glasgow, Police Scotland will share information publically as and when appropriate."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: "Deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow, my thoughts are with all the victims and their families. Thank you to our brave emergency services who are responding."