Glasgow stabbing: police respond to reports of a man ‘covered in blood’ in city centre

Police are dealing with another knife attack in Glasgow city centre.

Police in Glasgow are responding to another knife attack in Glasgow city centre this afternoon.

It comes after six people were injured, including a police officer, in a stabbing at the Park Inn hotel in Glasgow yesterday.

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Multiple police vehicles and at least two ambulances are at the scene outside the Premier Inn hotel in Argyle Street this afternoon, amid reports of a man lying on the pavement “covered in blood”.

Officers have cordoned off the junction of James Watt Street and Argyle Street in Glasgow city centre, but said they believed the incident was “a targeted assault” with no “threat to the wider public.

One eyewitness said they heard “lots of screaming” and saw a man lying on the ground with “blood all over him”, according to the Daily Record.

Inspector Gareth Griffiths said: "We were called around 12.10pm on Sunday, 28 June, to a report of an assault in Argyle Street, Glasgow. Officers are currently at the scene. We believe this was a targeted assault and we do not believe there is a threat to the wider public.”

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Police have cordoned off the junction of James Watt Street and Argyle Street in Glasgow city centre, amid reports of a man “covered in blood” this afternoon.

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