KEY POINTS

  • Six people were in critical condition at local hospitals following a mass stabbing at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, housing asylum seekers
  • The suspect  was shot and  killed by police after a short standoff
  • Police Scotland have not released the identities of the suspect or victims, but said one of the victims was a police officer

A mass stabbing in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday left six people hospitalized, including one police officer. Scotland’s national police said the suspect was killed after a short standoff with police.

“The individual who was shot by armed police has died,” Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson told reporters. “Six other people are in hospital for treatment to their injuries including a 42-year-old police officer, who is in a critical but stable condition.”

The other victims are 17, 18, 20, 38 and 53, he said.

Police have not released the identities of the suspect or victims.

The stabbing took place at a hotel currently being used to house people seeking asylum in Scotland. Police said they were alerted to the stabbing around 12:50 p.m. and locked down the scene shortly after. Witnesses near the hotel said they saw multiple armed police officers storming the building, followed by the sound of multiple gunshots.

Initial reports said there were multiple fatalities, however, this was corrected shortly after when police said the six victims were found alive and rushed to nearby hospitals.

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner was investigating the incident, Johnson said.

The mass stabbing has been met with an outcry of support for Glasgow, the victims, and their families by several politicians, including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Twitter.

Police say one man is dead and six people were injured in a suspected stabbing attack in Glasgow Police say one man is dead and six people were injured in a suspected stabbing attack in Glasgow Photo: Milroy1717 / STRINGER