Four people injured after multiple stabbings at Manchester's Arndale Centre
Four people have been injured in a series of stabbings at Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre this morning.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed “multiple people” had been injured in the attacks.
A spokeswoman for North West Ambulance Service said paramedics had treated four people. No details on their conditions were immediately available.
Footage posted on Twitter showed a police pointing a Taser at a man lying face down on the pavement outside the shopping centre. Another is seen handcuffing the man.
In other clips and pictures posted on Twitter, a large number of emergency service vehicles are seen arriving at the Arndale.
A reporter for the Manchester Evening News said he seen paramedics wheeling a stretcher into the centre and was told two people were “‘randomly stabbing people”.
Trams have also stopped operating at Exchange Square, outside the shopping centre entrance.
North West Ambulance Service said it had treated four people after being called at 11:17 BST.