Second stabbing reported in Glasgow

Another stabbing attack in Scotland's largest city, days after multiple people wounded in stabbing incident involving asylum-seeker.

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Scene from Glasgow stabbing, June 26th 2020
Scene from Glasgow stabbing, June 26th 2020

Following a stabbing attack that left one police officer in critical condition and another five individuals hospitalized in the city of Glasgow last week, Scottish police reported another assault in the city.

Sources said the attack took place at around 12:10 p.m. today (Sunday) and that it was a "targeted assault" that "does not present a threat to the general public."

Last Friday, a man who appeared to have been staying at a hotel largely housing asylum-seekers and refugees, stabbed and wounded a police officer and five others before being shot dead.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the incident on Friday was not being treated as a terrorist attack, and urged people to avoid speculation, "to not share potentially harmful or upsetting material on social media and to follow police advice while investigations are underway."

Steve Johnson, assistant chief constable at Police Scotland, said officers were on the scene within two minutes of reports of an incident at 12:50 p.m., and that armed police arrived shortly afterwards.

“The incident was quickly contained,” he said.

Sturgeon said she had spoken with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who expressed his concern and sympathies.