Four people have been injured after a number of stabbings at the Arndale Centre in Manchester city centre.
Greater Manchester police confirmed the report saying “multiple people” had been injured in the attacks on Friday morning.
The shopping centre has been evacuated and trams have stopped operating at Exchange Square outside the main entrance.
North West Ambulance Service said it had treated four people after being called at 11:17 BST. Police said there had been no fatalities.
A man in his 40s has also been arrested on suspicion of serious assault.
Video footage and photographs showed armed police officers around the Exchange Square side of the shopping centre. One clip showed officers using a Taser and holding a man to the ground before arresting him.
Several injured in multiple stabbings Photograph: Ricky Champagne/Cavendish Press
A spokeswoman for North West Ambulance Service said paramedics had treated four people.
The injured were taken away on stretchers, and members of the public were asked to stay away from the shopping centre.
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