Eyewitnesses said they feared a second Glasgow knife attack might be a repeat of Friday’s frenzied raging blade that left six people dead in the hospital and one dead.
Police rushed to lunch in Glasgow city center at lunchtime after reports of a stab wound a few blocks from where 28-year-old Badreddin Abadlla Adam Sudan, was shot dead by a police sniper.
The asylum seeker’s death came moments after he injured six people at the Park Inn Hotel, including a police hero.
The assailant was killed in his room a few minutes after his rampage.
The latest knife attack took place just around the corner from the Hallmark Hotel where asylum seekers from the Park Inn were rehoused after Friday’s attack and only a few blocks from Friday’s carnage scene.
It has been reported that a man was seen lying on the ground on Argyle Street in the city, outside a Premier Inn, covered in blood
An eyewitness, who asked not to be named, told Mailonline: “It was horrible. I heard screams and saw the man lying on the ground. He had been stabbed in both legs and there was blood on the sidewalk.
“An ambulance took care of him and took him away. But the screams stayed with me.
“I was afraid it would be a repeat of what happened on Friday, but it has nothing to do with the asylum seekers.
“I think there was some sort of argument and then the man was bled to the ground. I am in shock.
“It is so overwhelming. As if we didn’t have enough worries without this kind of violence on our streets.
An eyewitness described “a lot of screaming” and a man lying on the ground with “blood all over him”.
Last violent incident less than a mile from knife attack just days ago when 6 people were injured on West George Street
Inspector Gareth Griffiths of Police Scotland said: “We were called at around 12:10 pm on Sunday 28 June for an assault report at Argyle Street, Glasgow. Officers are currently on the scene. We believe it was a targeted attack and we do not suggest that it is a threat to the general public. ”
Another eyewitness said, “I didn’t see it, but I heard a scream and I looked. By the time I looked out my window, the attack had happened. but the noise the man who was stabbed made. Friday’s attack was on my mind. I thought, not yet please.
A pair of coaches, believed to be owned by the victim, were left lying on the street for a period of time before being taken away by the police as evidence.
Earlier, the stab victim had been rushed to hospital after immediate treatment at the scene.
Police and paramedics are on stage in Glasgow city center this afternoon
Police respond to incident just off Argyle Street in Glasgow, Scotland, this afternoon
An eyewitness added, “You could see the guy’s shoes and a load of blood on the sidewalk. It was strange. “
This is the second time that Glasgow city center has seen a major knife crime incident in a few days.
Police hero David Whyte, 42, was injured on Friday while trying to save the lives of staff and asylum seekers staying at the Park Inn on West George Street in Glasgow.
Six people, including PC Whyte, aged 17, 18, 30, 38 and 53, are treated at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Sudanese forward Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, threatened to carry out the attack the day before.
David Whyte, 42, was stabbed yesterday at the Park Inn Hotel in Glasgow after running to save the victims. Today, he thanked his colleagues for their bravery
At around 1 p.m. yesterday, police arrived at the scene after reports of stab wounds at a hotel in central Glasgow.
Friends say he had decided to return to Sudan and was increasingly subject to threats of violence because of the noises he could hear from other residents while he was in his room.
Another asylum seeker, Siraj, who did not want to reveal his last name, said he was horrified when Adam told him that he wanted to “stab people”.
Siraj, 22, from Yemen, added, “I saw him the day before the attack and he said he had had enough. He told me that he hates people and that they hate him. Said, “I want to stab people and use the knife.”
“I could not believe it. He was normally calm and at first I thought he was joking. I thought he was doing it just to bother me so I told him to relax.
“He said he was going to attack people and, when he kept saying it, I warned people at the reception. It was really bad. ”
Siraj said his friend refused to calm down and became more unstable and irrational before the attack.