Published On: Sun, Jun 28th, 2020

Glasgow police cordon off part of downtown as witness reports incident & ‘man covered in blood’ days after stabbing

Police have cordoned off a central street in Glasgow, Scotland amid reports of a stabbing attack. Pictures from the scene show police tending to a person lying in blood on the pavement.

There was “loads of screaming and guy is on the ground with blood all over him,” a witness told the Glasgow Times shortly after the incident. He said that the wounded man likely came out of the Premier Inn Hotel.

 “The guy’s shoes and a load of blood [are] still on the pavement,” the newspaper quoted a witness. Several police cars and ambulances were rushed at the scene after they received a call about the incident after 12 pm local time.

Police confirmed that “a targeted assault” took place, without proving additional details. They said that there is no threat to the public.

The incident occurred on Argyle Street, in a busy shopping district. It is not far from Park Inn Hotel, where six people, including a police officer, were wounded in a stabbing spree on Friday. The suspect in that incident, identified by the media as an asylum seeker from Sudan, was shot dead by a police officer at the scene.

Last week, a knifeman killed three people in a park in the town of Reading in southern England. The suspect, a refugee from Libya, is in police custody. He has been charged with murder, and the attack is being investigated as an act of terrorism.

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