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Suspect shot in Glasgow incident named while injured policeman continues recovery

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Police in Glasgow say emergency services are currently dealing with an incident in the center of Scotland's largest city and are urging people to avoid the area.
Police in Glasgow say emergency services are currently dealing with an incident in the center of Scotland's largest city and are urging people to avoid the area.   -   Copyright  SKY/AP
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A male suspect died after he was shot by armed officers after an incident at a hotel in central Glasgow on Friday, Police Scotland said.

Six people, aged between 17 and 53 are in hospital, including a police officer, who is in a "critical but stable condition", said assistant chief constable Steve Johnson.

The attacker was named on Saturday by the Scottish police as Badreddin Abadlla Adam, a 28-year-old Sudanese citizen.

Police also named the injured police officer as David Whyte.

He released a statement later during the day thanking the staff at Queen Elizabeth University hospital for the "outstanding care" and the public for the "kind messages".

The incident is not being treated as terrorism-related.

“We would urge the public not to speculate about this incident or share unconfirmed information on social media,” Johnson said.

"We were just on our daily walk and at first saw one police car speeding off around George Square, but didn't think much of it," witness Patrick Pieciun told Euronews as he was out with partner Cameron Whyte.

"We then walked towards it (without knowing that anything is happening) and saw at least three ambulances, and at least 10 police cars. There was also armed police with full-on protective," he said.

The street was closed off and the public asked to avoid the area.

The Scottish Police Federation on Friday tweeted their concern about reports that a police officer had been attacked.

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon sent her thoughts to the people involved in the incident.

Prime minister Boris Johnson said in a tweet he was "deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow" and that his thoughts are with all the victims and their families.

"Thank you to our brave emergency services who are responding," he added.