Glasgow knife attacker shot dead after hotel stabbing spree is named

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 26: Scenes of crime officers gather evidence after reports of three people being killed in a central Glasgow hotel on June 26, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. A knifeman stabbed three people to death in the stairwell of the Park Inn Hotel on West George Street, Glasgow before being shot himself by armed police. The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) said an officer was stabbed during the major incident. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Scenes of crime officers gather evidence near the Park Inn Hotel on West George Street, Glasgow (Picture: Getty Images)

 

Police have named the man shot dead by officers during the knife attack in Glasgow on Friday as Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, from Sudan.

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

Six people were injured, including a police officer, in the attack at the Park Inn Hotel in West George Street.

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

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 26: Police respond to major incident on West George Street on June 26, 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Police respond to major incident on West George Street, Glasgow (Picture: SNS Group)

 

It added: ‘The police discharge of firearms resulting in a fatality will also continue to be fully investigated by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC).

‘Both of these inquiries, which take place under the direction of the Lord Advocate, are ongoing and it would not be appropriate to speculate either about the events or the outcomes of these investigations.’

Friends named the attacker as simply Badreddin earlier today, describing him as an asylum seeker who spent three months cooped up in a room with no daylight.

The Park Inn Hotel is cordoned off in West George Street, Glasgow, where a man was shot by an armed officers after another police officer was injured during an attack on Friday. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 27, 2020. See PA story POLICE WestGeorgeSt. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
The Park Inn Hotel is cordoned off in West George Street (Picture: PA)

 

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @Milroy1717 of a man being carried away on a stretcher in West George Street, Glasgow. An officer has been stabbed and a man shot by police during a major incident in the city. PA Photo. Issue date: Friday June 26, 2020. Police Scotland said a male suspect was shot by an armed unit and that an officer is receiving treatment in hospital. See PA story POLICE WestGeorgeSt. Photo credit should read: @Milroy1717/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Six people, including a police officer, have been injured (Picture: PA)

 

Speaking to MailOnline, Abdal Nasser, 22, said he was a ‘loner’ another named only as Siraj said he was ‘fed up’ and ‘very angry’ with his situation.

Siraj said: ‘He said that he was going to attack two guys in the room next to his because they’re were making noise to deliberately annoy him. ‘

‘I said “No No No” and that it was just that the hotels walls were thin and it was just noise.’

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 attend the scene of a fatal stabbing incident at the Park Inn Hotel in central Glasgow on June 26, 2020. - Scottish police on Friday said armed officers shot dead a man after a suspected stabbing in Glasgow left six others injured, including one of their colleagues. The incident happened in and around a Park Inn hotel on West George Street, in the heart of the city. Several roads were closed and the surrounding area was cordoned off. (Photo by Robert Perry / AFP) (Photo by ROBERT PERRY/AFP via Getty Images)
Police attend the scene (Picture: AFP via Getty)

 

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout photo issued by Police Scotland of Constable David Whyte, 42, who was one of six people injured during the incident at the Park Inn Hotel in West George Street on Friday. Police Scotland chief constable Iain Livingstone has paid tribute to the officer who was stabbed during a knife attack in central Glasgow. PA Photo. Issue date: Saturday June 27, 2020. See PA story POLICE WestGeorgeSt. Photo credit should read: Police Scotland/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Police Constable David Whyte was one of six people injured during the incident (Picture: PA)

 

Earlier, the police officer injured in the knife attack thanked his colleagues for saving lives.

Constable David Whyte, 42, was one of six people injured during the incident at the Park Inn Hotel in West George Street on Friday, in which a male suspect was shot and killed by police.

Three of the other people who were injured 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.

In a statement posted on Twitter by Police Scotland, Mr Whyte said the scene officers attending the incident were confronted with is something he will never forget.

He added: ‘As the first responders on scene, myself and my colleague did what all police officers are trained for, to save lives.’

The officer, who remains in a stable condition, thanked his colleagues who ‘put themselves in harm’s way to contain this incident and assist with the vital treatment given to myself and others at the scene by other emergency services’.

Police officers stand near the scene of reported multiple stabbings at West George Street in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Police officers stand near a bouquet left by the scene (Picture: Reuters)

 

Mr Whyte added: ‘Despite suffering serious injuries myself, I know that the swift actions of colleagues saved lives and prevented a far more serious incident.

‘I would like to thank the medical staff at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for their outstanding care in the hours following this incident.

‘Finally, I would like to thank the public for all their kind messages of support and for the good wishes from all at Police Scotland. It means a lot and has brought both myself and my family great comfort at this difficult time.’

The constable also asked that his privacy be respected.

Police Scotland, 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’, the force said.

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

The Park Inn hotel was being used to house asylum seekers. All of those injured are aged between 17 and 53.

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