Knife case: Armed shooting suspected in downtown Glasgow

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Knife case: Armed shooting suspected in downtown Glasgow

Scottish Police Assistant Chief of Staff Scotland Johnson said the suspected man was shot by gunmen and one police officer was injured in the incident.

“We continue to deal with the incident on West George Street #Glasgow and we urge people to avoid the area,” Johnson said.

“However, I would like to assure the public that this is a limited incident and that the general public is not in danger. Armed police monitored the incident and I can confirm that a suspected man was shot by an armed officer.

“I would like to reassure the public that we are not currently looking for anyone else involved in this incident. I can also confirm that a police officer was injured in the incident and that this officer is being treated at the hospital,” Johnson said.

Earlier, Greater Glasgow police tweeted“Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident on West George Street in Glasgow. The road is currently closed and the public is urged to avoid the area at the moment. The situation is currently limited and there is no danger of the general public. “
The Scottish Police Federation, which represents officers, tweeted“We know of reports that a police officer was stabbed in an incident in downtown #Glasgow. Our officials are here to provide all the necessary support.”

The police federation said “the officer’s family has been notified and is supported by the service”.

Scotland’s first minister, Nicolas Strougon, said the reports were “really terrible” and called on the public via Twitter to avoid the area where the incident took place, while police responded and did not disclose unconfirmed reports.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote on Twitter that he “deeply regrets” the incident.

“I am deeply saddened by the horrific incident in Glasgow, my thoughts are with all the victims and their families. Thank you for your courageous emergency services, “Johnson said.

The UK’s interior minister, Priti Patel, said reports from the Glasgow incident were “deeply disturbing” and called on the public to avoid the area.

He wrote on Twitter: “Deeply disturbing reports coming from Glasgow. Follow the advice of the police and avoid the area.”

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CNN’s Dan Wright and Schams Elwazer contributed to the report.

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