Three people stabbed to death in Glasgow

Scottish police cordon off a Glasgow city center area after three people were stabbed to death. — Photo courtesy Twitter

LONDON — Three people were stabbed to death in a stairwell to a hotel in Glasgow city center on Friday and a suspect was shot dead by police, the BBC reported.

Six people are being treated in hospital for their injuries, including a 42-year-old police officer who was said to be "critical but stable".

Scottish Police Federation confirmed a police officer was stabbed and suffered some injuries that warranted hospitalization.

Armed police remained on the scene outside the Park Inn in west George Street, which is currently being used to house asylum seekers. Police said the incident was not being treated as terrorism.

A statement from Police Scotland said the situation was ‘contained” and there was no danger to the general public.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said reports of the incident were truly dreadful” and she was being “updated as the situation became clearer.” She added, “My thoughts are with everyone involved.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow”.

The entire street is cordoned off by security personnel in the city center of Glasgow. — KUNA