First picture of knifeman shot dead after stabbing six people in Glasgow

Badreddin Abadlla Adam
The suspect was identified as Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, from Sudan


The first picture of a knifeman who was shot dead after stabbing six people in Glasgow has been released.

Police previously named the suspect as Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, from Sudan.

In a statement on Twitter, Police Scotland said the identity was ‘based on information the deceased provided to the Home Office earlier this year’.

Constable David Whyte, 42, was one of six people injured in the attack at the Park Inn Hotel in West George Street on Friday.

Three of the other people who were hurt are asylum seekers, Police Scotland said, while two are members of staff.

All remain in hospital, one in a critical but stable condition, the others in a stable condition.

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Badreddin Abadlla Adam is said to have arrived in the UK last year


Adam arrived in the UK in December, according to his friend Almadi who spoke to Sky News.

He added he saw him last week and he appeared to be ‘so sad’ but he had no idea he was planning a knife rampage.

Almadi said Adam’s family were ‘shocked’ by the incident and it was not in their Sudanese community’s ‘moral nature’ to carry out such an attack.

A man who said he knew Adam claimed he warned of the attack the night before.

Giving his name as Siraj, he told ITV: ‘He said “I will attack” so everyone should take it seriously.

‘I told him “no, there’s no need to attack” and he said “they hate me, I hate them, they are against me”.

‘He started to say a lot of stuff like that but I said nobody hates you, nobody knows you, nobody knows each other.

‘I reported him to the hotel reception and then the next day, yesterday morning, the housing manager talked to me and I said to him everything he (the attacker) said to me. And in the afternoon, it happened.’

Police officers stand by a screen which has been erected at the scene in West George Street, Glasgow, where a man has been shot by an armed officer after another officer was injured during an attack. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday June 26, 2020. See PA story POLICE WestGeorgeSt. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Police officers respond to the attack in Glasgow on Friday (Picture: PA)


In a statement on Twitter, Police Scotland said it ‘will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident in Glasgow’.

The force, which has said the attack is not being treated as terrorism, has launched an appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

Officers were called to the hotel at 12.50pm and the incident was ‘quickly contained’, it said.

The suspect was shot by an armed unit and died at the scene.

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