Attack with a knife in Glasgow: six wounded, suspect killed

Attaque au couteau à Glasgow: six blessés, le suspect tué

GLASGOW | The scottish police killed on Friday the suspect of an attack in Glasgow, which has made six wounded, including an agent of the forces of law and order, an association affirming that the facts occurred in a hotel hosting refugees.

An important feature of the forces of law and order has been deployed in the city centre of Glasgow, and several streets have been completed after the fact, the progress of which, and the exact nature remain to be clarified, has found an AFP journalist.

“The individual on which the police opened fire is dead. Six other people were injured are in hospital, including a police officer, who is in a critical state, but stable,” said on Twitter a responsible officer of the scottish police, Steve Johnson. He had said a little earlier that the suspect on whom the police opened fire was a man.

According to the federation of the scottish police, an organization that represents the officers, the wounded officer has been stabbed.

According to the association Positive action in housing, specialising in housing of migrants, the incident occurred in a hotel that welcomed refugees.

Without releasing details on the facts, policy makers have quickly expressed their emotion.

The british prime minister Boris Johnson said he was “deeply saddened” by the facts “terrible” that occurred in Glasgow, directed his thoughts to the victims and their families.

The first minister of scotland Nicola Sturgeon has described as “truly horrible” information from Glasgow.

A week after Reading

A witness quoted by the agency APS reported four people taken away by ambulance. Craig Milroy said he saw a man “of african origin”, to earth, with a person at his side : “I don’t know if it was a bullet wound, a wound with a knife or what it was”.

A witness, a woman named Louise, told the news channel Sky News have seen people in the blood to the ground, supported by the emergency services.

“I saw people running out of the hotel, the police screaming “hands in the air, hands in the air, get out””. “There were police cars, ambulances all over the street, which was cordoned off. The police shouted to people from other buildings near the hotel Park Inn to stay inside.”

These facts involved less than a week after three men were fatally stabbed last Saturday in Reading, west of London, the facts of which the police counter-terrorism has been entered.

According to the british press, the author, a libyan refugee suffering from mental health problems, had been in the radar of the intelligence services without an imminent risk has been highlighted.

He had been jailed in October for crimes unrelated to terrorism, including the racist attack of a policewoman in 2018 and degradation voluntary, and released in early June, according to the same source.

During a tribute to victims Monday, the Interior minister Priti Patel said that the security services have foiled 25 planned attacks over the last three years, eight of which are fomented by the extreme right.

Unchanged, the level of terrorist threat remains classified as “important”, that is, the third degree on a scale of five.

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