“Before the knife attack at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday, there have reportedly been warnings about the perpetrator. This was reported by the British news channel Sky News on Saturday, citing unnamed sources.
A social worker had contacted staff there on Thursday, according to information from residents of the hotel, which was temporarily used as an asylum shelter. The BBC also reported that the perpetrator had announced the attack.
The man had wounded six people with a knife on Friday before being shot dead by police. According to the media, it was a man from Sudan who was staying at the hotel himself. Police quickly ruled out a terrorist background. There is evidence that the man had mental health problems. He was reportedly struck by complaints about noise. Scottish Police Chief Iain Livingstone warned of speculation before the circumstances of the crime were clarified.
The injured are three other residents of the hotel, two employees and a police officer. All remain in hospital in treatment but in a stable condition, police said on Saturday. The 42-year-old police officer and another person suffered serious injuries in the attack.