Greater Manchester Police says officers are responding to an incident at the Arndale shopping centre.
Early indications the situation is yet another stabbing incident in the shopping centre and that more than one person has been stabbed, the attacker seems to have been tasered to the floor by the Police.
Stabbings have been rife of late as well as knife ” hold-ups” on the Cities tram systems where travellers have been mugged at knifepoint.
Updates to follow.
UPDATE 13.32 Man arrested in his 40’s
UPDATE 13.33 At least 4 suffered stab wounds
UPDATE 13.37 North West Ambulance service confirm they are treating 4 persons for stab wounds,
UPDATE 13.41 Man arrested on “serious assault” charges.
UPDATE 13.54 Five Victims now reported.
UPDATE 14.10 Counter terrorism Police leading the investigation.