Greater Manchester Police have stated that 5 people have been attacked by a knife-wielding male at the Arndale Shopping Center in the very heart of the city of Manchester, U.K. a short time ago.
A male in his 40’s has been tasered and arrested. GMP confirm that their Counter Terrorism officers are investigating the incident.
UPDATE – The number of people suffering knife wounds has now been revised down to 3 by G.M.P.
Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson of @gmpolice confirms a man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of an act of terrorism following #Arndale knife attack.
The shopping center has been evacuated and is currently sealed off.
The North West Ambulance Service has confirmed that a number of people are currently being treated for stab injuries. Update – NWAS confirms one person has suffered ‘serious injuries’ and five people have been taken to hospital.
The extent of injuries to others is not yet known. There have been no reports of fatalities at this stage (ongoing).
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has Tweeted that he is ‘shocked’ by the incident.