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27 Jun 2020 | 09:52 AM UTC

UK: Knifeman wounds six in Glasgow June 26 /update 1

United Kingdom News Alert

Knifeman wounds six before being shot by police in Glasgow on June 26

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/26/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/28/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Glasgow

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Event

A man stabbed and wounded six people, including a policeman, at a Glasgow city centre hotel on Friday, June 26, before he was shot by police. Police officers and armed police responded to the incident at the Park Inn by Radisson hotel on West George Street within several minutes, containing the situation and shooting the assailant. Media sources indicate the sole assailant was killed. The immediate area was cordoned off and disruptions reported in the vicinity. According to media sources, the hotel had been used to house asylum seekers during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Authorities are not treating the incident as a terror attack.

Overland disruptions in the immediate vicinity are to be anticipated as investigations continue.

Advice

Individuals in Glasgow are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and anticipate disruptions to overland travel in the immediate term as investigations continue. Follow authority advice and maintain a heightened sense of situational awareness. Report any suspicious activity immediately to local authorities. 

 

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