The Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre has been evacuated after ‘multiple stabbings’ have been reported.
Police are currently responding at the scene, after a stabbing near the city’s shopping centre.
Police have been called to reports of multiple injuries after a stabbing close to Manchester Arndale.
Pictures and videos on social media show large numbers of officers attending the Exchange Square side of the shopping centre.
Senior police sources confirmed to the MEN that “several” people had been stabbed. It is not known at this stage if the attacks have resulted in any fatalities.
Emergency services say four people have been injured in the incident.
One video recorded outside the shopping mall on Church Street shows officers deploying a Taser and holding a man to the group.
Police say a man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault and is in custody.
Here is the full statement released from Greater Manchester Police: