'Three people stabbed to death' after knife attack in Glasgow city centre
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'Three people stabbed to death' after knife attack in Glasgow city centre

AT LEAST three people are confirmed to have been killed after a stabbing attack in Glasgow city centre.

Police confirmed that they have been dealing with a "serious incident" which has brought part of the Scottish city to a standstill.

Reports allege that three people have died after being stabbed at the bottom of the stairwell of a hotel - the Park Inn on West George Street.

It's also understood that a male suspect was shot by an armed police officer.

It isn't clear at the moment whether the three dead includes the suspect.

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There is currently a heavy police presence on West George Street with more than a dozen police vehicles at the scene.

According to the BBC, a man who claimed to be in the hotel at the time said: "I was in my room and I heard loud screams from downstairs.

"I heard a woman and a man screaming for help, but I could not see from my window on the third floor but a lot of people were staring towards the hotel.

"I got worries and went to check what was going on. When I opened the lift it was all blood.

"I went down the stairs and the reception was full of blood."

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Further reports suggest that hotel is currently being used to house asylum seekers.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the situation as "truly dreadful".

In a tweet, she wrote: "The reports from Glasgow City Centre are truly dreadful. My thoughts are with everyone involved. I am being updated as the situation becomes clearer."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow".

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