Major incident is declared in Glasgow amid reports of multiple stabbings as armed police swoop in!

Glasgow is on lockdown today amid unconfirmed reports that three people have been stabbed to death in a hotel by a knifeman then shot by armed police.

The Scottish city centre is on lockdown after Police Scotland declared a ‘major incident’ at around 1pm before officers with automatic weapons stormed the Park Inn hotel in West George Street.

BBC reporter Catriona Renton is on the scene and tweeted: ‘Understood three dead in a stairwell of hotel. Had been stabbed. Police shot suspect’.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has tweeted: “The reports from Glasgow City Centre are truly dreadful. My thoughts are with everyone involved. I am being updated as the situation becomes clearer. Please help the emergency services do their jobs by staying away from the area – and please don’t share unconfirmed information.”

Update: Earlier reports that 3 people may have been killed has thankfully turned out not to be the case. Only the attacker involved has died after being shot by armed police.