British police say Manchester stabbing suspect ‘acted alone’

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British police said a man arrested over a stabbing incident officers initially treated as terrorism that injured five people in a shopping centre in northern England on Friday is now believed to have acted alone.

There is not believed to be any wider threat to the public.

The man attacked people around him and chased two unarmed officers shortly after entering Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre in the heart of the city at about 11.15 a.m. (1015 GMT), police said.

Four hurt as man arrested in Manchester Arndale stabbings
 Police on the scene after four people have been injured in a knife attack at the Arndale Centre in Manchester city centre, Britain. EPA-EFE/STRINGER .

He was overpowered by armed officers, with pictures on social media showing them using a stun gun to detain him. The man, in his 40s, who was arrested on suspicion of terrorism, has been assessed by doctors and is detained under the Mental Health Act, Greater Manchester police said in a statement.

In the meantime, Police are appealing for footage and images following the incident at Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre.


Via Sky News/GMP


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