Police have shot dead a man during a stabbing to death at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland.
Six people, including a policeman, have been admitted to hospital since the incident and the policeman is said to be in critical condition but out of danger.
Initial reports said two other people were killed in a knife attack at the Hotel Park Inn on West George Street in Glasgow.
Police said in a statement that the situation was under control and there was no danger to the public and that police were no longer looking for another suspect in the incident.
Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said the details of the incident were “very disturbing” and that police were providing information as the situation became clearer.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has said that he was shocked to hear of the incident.
Scotland Police Chief Steve Johnson has warned people to stay away from the area.
He said armed policemen had taken control of the situation and confirmed that a suspect had been shot by police.
He also confirmed that a policeman was injured and was receiving medical treatment.
He told the public that police were no longer looking for another suspect in the incident.
The Park Inn Hotel where the incident took place was being used to provide temporary accommodation to asylum seekers in the country.
Scottish Justice Minister Hamza Youssef said in a Twitter message that the police were informing the government about the situation.
An eyewitness who gave his name as June said that when he came down from the third floor of the hotel, he saw blood on the reception counter.
He said another man was holding his hand to his stomach but did not know if it was a bullet wound or a stab wound.
The eyewitness added that the man was among four people who were taken to hospital and appeared to be among the victims.
He said that after that there was a commotion and several ambulances were parked and armed policemen were seen rushing inside the hotel.
He said he was just standing there when the police came out and told him to go inside and close the door from inside.