Scottish police shot and killed a suspect following a major incident in Glasgow Friday which left six people in the hospital, according to Scottish authorities.
“Armed police officers attended the incident and I can confirm that a male suspect was shot by an armed officer,” Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said in a statement put out on social media. “The individual who was shot by armed police has died. Six other people are in hospital for treatment to their injuries including a police officer, who is in a critical but stable condition.”
Earlier, Greater Glasgow Police had announced that emergency services were dealing with an incident on West George Street in the city, adding that people should avoid the area. “The situation is contained at this time and there is no danger to the general public,” they added.
One BBC reporter posted a video from the site online, saying she understands “three [are] dead in a stairwell of [a] hotel,” after being stabbed.
“It is understood that the [hotel] is currently being used to house asylum seekers,” the BBC reported.
Following reports of the incident, several senior U.K. politicians expressed their condolences on Twitter.
“Deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow, my thoughts are with all the victims and their families,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.