Scottish police name Sudanese man shot to death during knife attack

LONDON (Reuters) – Scottish police named a man who was shot dead by officers during a knife attack in the city of Glasgow as Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, of Sudan.

Police officers stand near the scene of multiple stabbings on West George Street in Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain, June 27, 2020. REUTERS / Russell Cheyne

Six people, including a police officer, were stabbed to death in a hotel in the city center on Friday before the attacker was shot dead.

Police said they were not looking for any other suspects and that they were not treating the incident as terrorism. The attacker was the only person killed.

Earlier Saturday, the injured police officer, Officer David Whyte, released a statement from the hospital.

“The incident that I and my colleagues faced on West George Street was extremely challenging. The scene we are dealing with is something I will never forget, ”he said.

“Despite serious injuries, I know that the quick actions of colleagues saved lives and prevented a much more serious incident.”

Whyte’s condition was initially described as critical. Police said Saturday that he was in stable condition.

The hotel where the attack took place was being used to house asylum seekers during the coronavirus pandemic. Police warned against speculating on the attacker’s motives.

Three of the other people who were injured were asylum seekers and two were hotel employees. All five remained in the hospital, and one was in critical but stable condition.

Various British media reported that the attacker had behaved erratically and showed signs of mental health problems in the hours leading up to the incident. Police did not confirm those details.

Estelle Shirbon’s Reports; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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