It’s been confirmed that two hotel workers were among those injured at a stabbing at a hotel in Glasgow on Friday.
Reports claim that one was part of the maintenance team whilst the other worked as a receptionist.
A police officer and three asylum seekers said to be staying at the Park Inn hotel in the city centre were also being treated for injuries sustained in the attack. On Saturday police confirmed all six remained in hospital, with one in a critical but stable condition.
The 91-bedroom hotel was being used by the authorities during the coronavirus pandemic to home asylum seekers, with around 100 people staying at the time of the attack.
Early afternoon on Friday, Badreddin Abadlla Adam, a 28-year-old asylum seeker from Sudan, stabbed six people at the hotel before being shot dead by police.
It’s been reported that the knifeman, believed to be staying in the hotel, had stabbed staff and others outside the front door, before attacking a police officer and returning inside.
The police are said to be assessing the cause and have ruled out links to terrorism at this stage. They are also thought to be exploring if mental health is an issue.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said reports of the incident were “truly dreadful”.
She added: “My thoughts are with everyone involved. The injury of a police officer, of course, reminds us of the bravery of our police service. They run towards dangers as the rest of us would run away.”