Glasgow stabbing attack: Live updates

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11:16 a.m. ET, June 26, 2020

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, says his "thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones"

From CNN's Amy Woodyatt and Niamh Kennedy

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London has said that his "thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones at this difficult time."

"Reports from today’s incident in Glasgow are truly awful," he said on Twitter.

"My thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones at this difficult time."

Meanwhile, the Home Office has said the reported stabbing is being investigated by police.

“We are aware of an incident at West George Street in Glasgow, which is currently being investigated by the police,” a Home Office spokesperson said.

 

11:14 a.m. ET, June 26, 2020

Scottish Police Federation confirms stabbed police officer was male

From CNN's Martin Goillandeau

Speaking in response to reports of a police officer being stabbed in an incident in Glasgow earlier today, David Hamilton, Chairman of the Scottish Police Federation said: “Whilst there is understandable and considerable public interest in the major incident in Glasgow earlier today, our focus at this time is in assisting the family of our colleague who has been seriously injured.

This is obviously an anxious time for them and we ask that they be left alone as their attentions are very obviously directed towards the care of their loved one," Hamilton said.

"Our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes are with our colleague, his family and friends, and all colleagues affected by this incident at this time.”

10:54 a.m. ET, June 26, 2020

US Ambassador to UK says his thoughts are with those affected

The US Ambassador to the UK has expressed sympathy for those affected by the reported stabbing in Glasgow.

Writing on Twitter, Woody Johnson said: "My thoughts are with all those affected in Glasgow and the brave emergency services who step forward to protect us."

What we know so far: Emergency services are dealing with an incident in central Glasgow, Scotland, police say. A male suspect has been shot dead by an armed officer, and six others, including a policeman, are in hospital. The officer is in a critical but stable condition, authorities say.

10:35 a.m. ET, June 26, 2020

Suspect shot dead, six injured, police confirm

Police have confirmed that a suspect involved in the incident in Glasgow has been shot dead, and six others are in hospital.

Assistant Chief Constable with Police Scotland Steve Johnson said on Twitter: "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."

10:35 a.m. ET, June 26, 2020

Scotland's Justice Minister urges "do not speculate" or circulate rumors

Humza Yousaf, Scotland's Justice Minister has taken to Twitter to urge people not to "speculate on any of the details around Glasgow incident."

"Please do not circulate rumours or hearsay of the incident in Glasgow, Police Scotland will share information" when appropriate, Yousaf said.

10:26 a.m. ET, June 26, 2020

What we know about the incident so far

Emergency services are dealing with an incident in central Glasgow, Scotland, police say.

A male suspect has been shot by an armed officer and a police officer was injured while dealing with the incident, police said Friday.

Video posted on social media shows several people leaving a building with their arms raised.

10:20 a.m. ET, June 26, 2020

UK opposition leader Keir Starmer says Glasgow incident reports are "extremely concerning"

From CNN's Nada Bashir in London 

Reports coming out of the incident in Glasgow are "extremely concerning," leader of the UK opposition Labour Party Keir Starmer said on Twitter.

"Extremely concerning reports about an incident in the West George Street area of Glasgow. My thoughts are with all of those who are involved. 

"Please follow the @GreaterGlasgPol advice and avoid the area," Starmer tweeted.

One male suspect was shot by armed police, and one police officer was injured and is being treated in hospital, Scottish police said.

10:09 a.m. ET, June 26, 2020

Police pictured at scene of incident

In a video taken in West George Street, Glasgow, a heavy police presence can be seen around a building. Footage appears to show armed police entering the building.

Greater Glasgow Police said on Twitter on Friday that the situation was "contained" and there is no danger to the public.

9:59 a.m. ET, June 26, 2020

UK PM Johnson "deeply saddened" by Glasgow incident

From CNN's Dan Wright

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "deeply saddened" by the incident in Glasgow, he tweeted on Friday.