Six people have been stabbed and a male suspect was shot dead by armed officers in West George Street on Friday. 

Here is what we know about the knife attack: 

  • A male suspect was shot by police after six people were stabbed at the Park Inn Hotel.
  • The incident took place at approximately 12.50pm and the streets remain closed off by police cordons as forensics carry out investigations.  
  • West George Street is cordoned off between Wellington Street and West Nile Street. Roads leading up to the street have also been cordoned.
  • The victims were all men, aged 17, 18, 20, 38, 42 and 53, and are currently being treated in hospital and are all in stable condition. 
  • Among the injured is a police officer, 42, who sustained critical injuries. He has been named as Constable David Whyte. 
  • Two of the victims are Park Inn Hotel staff, whereas the other three are asylum seekers. 
  • All the victims are in stable condition in hospital, but one remains critical despite being stable. 
  • It is not being treated as a terrorist incident but police investigations ongoing.
  • Police have identified the male suspect who was shot dead by armed officers as Badreddin Abadlla Adam,28 from Sudan. The identification is based on information he provided to the Home Office earlier this year. 

Glasgow Times:

  • The Park Inn Hotel was being used by Home Office contractor, the Mears Group, to house asylum seekers during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The Mears Group issued a statement last night stating their priority is to "look after the welfare of our service users who will no doubt be traumatised by this terrible event".
  • It is understood about 100 men had been housed in the hotel. 
  • An eyewitness told the Glasgow Times, there was blood "everywhere" in the hotel - covering the floors and the lifts. 
  • Political leaders have expressed their sympathies following the incident. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “shocked and saddened” by the incident and praised the police’s “professionalism and calm handling” of the situation.
  • Police have now issued a witness appeal calling for images and information about the incident to be uploaded here:

We will continue to update this piece as we learn more.