/Glasgow knifeman had been in a hostel room with no daylight for three months

Glasgow knifeman had been in a hostel room with no daylight for three months

Glasgow knifeman Badreddin Abadlla Adam had warned he planned to carry out the deadly attack the night before he stabbed six, it is claimed.

A man who knew him said Adam had become enraged over loud noise and lack of sunlight in the room he had been staying in for three months.

The asylum seeker, described as a “loner”, was shot dead after the stabbing spree, which saw six people – including a police officer – injured at the Park Inn Hotel on West George Street.

A friend named Siraj told the Daily Mail that Adam, who was from Sudan, was angry about lack of light in his room, and claimed other guests were deliberately trying to provoke him.

He said the attacker had said he planned to stab two people who he claimed were deliberately making noise in order to annoy him.

Siraj, from Yemen, said he had reported this to supervisors at the Park Inn.

Police and forensic officers at the scene in West George Street
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He said: “He had been in the hotel for three months.

“There was no daylight in his room and he was very angry.

“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.”

Siraj said he had pleaded with Adam not to do it, and had raised his fears with the hotel supervisor.

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Forensic officers at the scene in West George Street

He had a conversation with hotel bosses at 9.30am on Friday, just hours before Adam launched the horror attack.

He attacked three fellow asylum seekers, two hotel staff members and a policeman.

The hotel was being used to house asylum seekers during the coronavirus pandemic and the incident is not being treated as a terror attack.

Armed police officers shot the attacker dead
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People who knew the 28-year-old attacker said he was known as Badradeen.

PC David Whyte, 42, was one of those knifed and he is currently recovering in hospital. The youngest victim was a 17-year-old boy, while the oldest was 53.

One of those hurt remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Police Scotland 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.

Siraj 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’.

PC David Whyte has described the horror he was confronted with
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“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.”

In a statement released yesterday PC Whyte said: “The incident myself and colleagues faced in West George Street was extremely challenging. The scene we were confronted with is something I will never forget.

“As the first responders on scene, myself and my colleague did what all police officers are trained for to save lives.

“I would like to thank my 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.

“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.”

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