This is a developing story and will updated as and when.
Police Scotland confirmed that one individual was fatally shot by armed police on Glasgow’s West George Street and another six people were injured. Among these was a police officer who is in a critical but stable condition. Police have asked members of the public to avoid the area, although they’ve said the situation is contained.
Just before 14:00 (UK TIME) Greater Glasgow Police tweeted the following
Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident on West George Street in Glasgow. The street is currently closed off and the public are asked to avoid the area at present. The situation is contained at this time and there is no danger to the general public. pic.twitter.com/xk5sDUTmtr— Greater Glasgow Police (@GreaterGlasgPol) June 26, 2020
Statement from Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson:
“We are continuing to deal with the incident on West George Street Glasgow and would ask people to avoid the area. However, I would like to reassure the public that this is a contained incident and that the wider public is not at risk. Armed police officers attended the incident and I can confirm that a male suspect was shot by an armed officer. I would like to reassure the public that at this time we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident. I can also confirm that a police officer was injured while dealing with the incident and that officer is receiving treatment in hospital.”
At 15:25 ACC Steve Johnson said: “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.
UPDATE 1609, Unconfirmed reports from a worker of the hotel confirms the perpetrator was a refugee housed their due to COVID-19
UPDATE 1845 Police not considering this a terrorist incident, says Police Scotland
"The incident is not being treated as a terrorism and our investigation is continuing into the circumstances. There is no wider risk to the public, however the street remains closed and people should avoid the area.— Police Scotland (@policescotland) June 26, 2020
“The other men in hospital are aged 17, 18, 20, 38 and 53. Liaison officers have been appointed.— Police Scotland (@policescotland) June 26, 2020
"Our thoughts are with the families of those who were injured, including our officer.