Three people were killed in attacks in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock. Two women died of injuries, some of them from stitches, one man in a car accident, the police said on Friday. A hospital that was at the center of the incidents had been cordoned off by police for several hours the previous evening. In the evening, however, the police announced that it was not a matter of terrorism and that there was no danger to the public.
A 39-year-old woman died, according to police, of injuries with which she was found in the hospital parking garage. A short time later, her 24-year-old daughter, who was stabbed on a street in the city, was taken to the same hospital and died there. A 40-year-old man was killed in a car accident that same evening. The police assume that the three incidents are related – how exactly, was still unclear the day after the acts.
“Understandably, people will be shocked by what happened. We are still in the process of clarifying the full circumstances,” said Faroque Hussain of the Scottish Police, according to a statement. “Nevertheless, I would like to assure you that there is no further danger to the population.” The police are not looking for more people. The hospital had reopened late Thursday evening. The Scottish Government and Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed their condolences to the families of the victims.