11 Oct 2019

Manchester shopping centre stabbings: man arrested on suspicion of terror offences

North of England Correspondent

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism – after three people were stabbed at Manchester’s Arndale centre this morning. Witnesses said terrified shoppers ran for refuge as a man, armed with a large knife, began ‘lunging’ at people at random.

Two police community support officers who were nearby, confronted him – he was eventually detained by armed officers a few minutes later.