Assistant Chief Constable with Police Scotland Steve Johnson said: “The individual who was shot by armed police has died. Six other people are in hospital for treatment to their injuries including a police officer, who is in a critical but stable condition.”
Johnson said police were continuing to deal with the incident on West George Street in Glasgow and asked people to avoid the area. He also asked the public to avoid sharing unconfirmed reports.
The Assistant Chief Constable earlier said he “would like to reassure the public that this is a contained incident and that the wider public is not at risk,” adding that they were not looking for anyone else in relation to it.
Dozens of police vehicles and ambulances attended the scene, with armed police seen entering a building next to the Park Inn by Radisson hotel.
“I heard sirens and headed down,” witness Jamie O’Neill, a cellphone store owner who works nearby, told CNN.
He said ambulances and police, including armed response officers, were arriving at the scene. In the distance, he said, he could see people being transported on stretchers.
The Scottish Refugee Council said it was seriously worried about the situation at the Park Inn hotel.
The refugee and migrant support group, Positive Action in Housing, said the hotel was being used by housing contractor Mears to accommodate asylum seekers on behalf of the UK Government.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the Scottish Refugee Council said: “Like everyone else, we are seriously worried about the situation at the Park Inn. We’re trying to get as much info as possible from Police Scotland and our thoughts are with everyone affected.”
A spokesman told CNN on Friday: “We are referring all inquiries to the Home Office as this is an ongoing police operation.”
A Home Office spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident at West George Street in Glasgow, which is currently being investigated by the police.”
The police federation said “the family of the officer has been notified and is being supported by the service.”
Chairman David Hamilton said that the federation was focused on “assisting the family of our colleague who has been seriously injured.”
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the reports were “truly dreadful” and asked the public via Twitter to avoid the area of where the incident took place, while the police deal with it, and not to share unconfirmed information.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that he was “deeply saddened” by the incident.
“Deeply saddened by the terrible incident in Glasgow, my thoughts are with all the victims and their families. Thank you to our brave emergency services who are responding,” Johnson tweeted.
UK opposition leader Keir Starmer tweeted: “Extremely concerning reports about an incident in the West George Street area of Glasgow. My thoughts are with all of those who are involved.”
US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson expressed sympathy for those affected by the incident.
He wrote on Twitter: “My thoughts are with all those affected in Glasgow and the brave emergency services who step forward to protect us.”
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel said the reports coming out of the Glasgow incident are “deeply alarming” and asked the public to avoid the area.
She tweeted: “Deeply alarming reports coming from Glasgow. Please follow police advice and avoid the area.”
CNN’s Schams Elwazer, Paul Murphy, Nada Bashir, Dan Wright and Niamh Kennedy contributed reporting.