Shocking incident: Armed police shoot suspect in central Glasgow

Scottish Police Chief Scottish Assistant Steve Johnson said the suspect was shot by the armed police and that a police officer was injured while dealing with the incident.

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

“However, I would like to assure the public that this is a contained incident and that the general public is not at risk. Armed police officers attended the incident and I can confirm that a suspect was shot by an armed officer.”

“I would like to assure the public that we are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with this incident. I can also confirm that a police officer was injured while dealing with the incident and that that officer is receiving treatment at the hospital.” Johnson said.

Previously, Greater Glasgow Police tweeted: “The emergency services are dealing with an incident on West George Street in Glasgow. The street is currently closed and the public is being asked to avoid the area at this time. The situation is contained in right now and there is no danger to the general public. “
The Scottish Police Federation, representing rank and file officers, tweeted: “We are aware of reports that a police officer has been stabbed in an incident in Glasgow city center. Our officials are present. to provide all the necessary support. “

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

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the reports were “really terrible” and asked the public via Twitter to avoid the area where the incident occurred, while the police are dealing with it, and not to share unconfirmed information .

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that he was “deeply saddened” by the incident.

Police cars and ambulances filled the busy downtown street when the public was told to avoid the area.

“Deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow, my thoughts go out to all the victims and their families. Thank you to our courageous emergency services who are responding,” Johnson tweeted.

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel said reports coming out of the Glasgow incident are “deeply alarming” and called on the public to avoid the area.

She tweeted, “Deeply alarming reports from Glasgow. Follow police advice and avoid the area.”

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