Police flooded the area near West George Street just after 1pm on Thursday as the public were urged to stay away. The suspected attacker has now been shot dead. One of the victims was a police officer, it is understood.
The Scottish Police Federation tweeted in response to the callous attack: “We appreciate families of police officers in #Glasgow will be anxious to hear that a police officer has been stabbed.
“Please be aware the family of the officer has been notified and is being supported by the service.”
BBC reporter Catriona Renton confirmed a police officer had been stabbed in a major incident on West George Street.
She said on Twitter: “West George Street major incident.
“Understood three dead in a stairwell of hotel. Had been stabbed. Police shot suspect.”
The BBC later reported the suspect was male and had been shot dead.
A traffic information bulletin issued by Glasgow City Council said: “Due to a serious police incident the following roads are currently closed until further notice.
“West George Street – between Hope Street and West Nile Street.
“Renfield Street – between West Regent Street and St Vincent Street.
“Renfield Street traffic is being diverted onto West Nile Street and road users should avoid the area if possible.”
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer also voiced his concern.
He tweeted: “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 following the GreaterGlasgPol advice and avoid the area.”
A statement from Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson read: “We are continuing to deal with the incident on West George Street #Glasgow and would ask people to avoid the area.”
Published at Fri, 26 Jun 2020 14:28:00 +0000