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

'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.

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."

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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