Nicola Sturgeon has tweeted her reaction to the ongoing incident in Glasgow’s West End where a large, armed police presence are dealing with a reported multiple stabbing.
The First Minister stated: “The reports from Glasgow City Centre are truly dreadful. My thoughts are with everyone involved.
“I am being updated as the situation becomes clearer.
“Please help the emergency services do their jobs by staying away from the area - and please don’t share unconfirmed information.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson also took to Twitter to say: “Deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow, my thoughts are with all the victims and their families.
“Thank you to our brave emergency services who are responding.”
The incident is taking place in West George Street in Glasgow, near the Park Inn Hotel.
It has been confirmed by the Scottish Police Federation that a police officer is among those who have been stabbed.
The SPF tweeted: “We are aware of reports a police officer has been stabbed in an incident in #Glasgow city centre.
“Our officials are in attendance to provide all necessary support. Please allow our collages the space to do their jobs. Further updates will be provided when we are able to do so.
It added: “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.”
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