Authorities are not treating the stabbing incident in Glasgow as terrorism, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.

In the incident, a male suspect stabbed and wounded a police officer and five other men before he was shot dead.

The suspect died at a Glasgow hotel that appeared to be largely housing asylum-seekers and refugees, according to The Associated Press.

The 42-year-old police officer stabbed during the incident at the Park Inn Hotel was in a critical but stable condition. Five men between the ages of 17 and 53 also were hospitalized.

Sturgeon said, “It's been a dreadful afternoon for the city of Glasgow.” She added police are still investigating and she urged the public to avoid speculation.

“The police have just confirmed that at this stage they are not treating this as a terrorist incident," Sturgeon said. “But of course, there are still details yet to be determined.”

She urged people to avoid speculation, "to not share potentially harmful or upsetting material on social media and to follow police advice while investigations are underway.”

Sturgeon said she had spoken with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who expressed his concern and sympathies.

Steve Johnson, assistant chief constable at Police Scotland, said officers were on the scene within two minutes of reports of an incident at 12:50 p.m., and that armed police arrived shortly afterwards.

“The incident was quickly contained,” he said.

The Scottish Police Federation, which represents the large majority of Scottish police officers, said it has notified the family of the injured officer.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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