The shopping centre has been shut down following reports of a stabbing inside. Footage from outside the Manchester Arndale shows several police vehicles arriving at the scene.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said a man has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault but inquiries are on. There is no indication of a terrorism link to the incident at the Arndale Shopping Centre in Manchester city centre, the police said.
“Officers are in attendance and early inquiries suggest several people have been stabbed,” a GMP statement said.
“A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault. He has been taken to custody for questioning,” the statement said.
The shopping centre was evacuated as police responded to reports of the stabbings. Social media posts show a large number of officers at the scene and the suspect being tasered.