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Manchester Arndale stabbings live: Terror police probe after three people knifed

A man has been re-arrested by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of terror offences after a knifeman 'randomly lunged' at shoppers at the Arndale Centre

By Tom Davidson Senior Reporter and Joseph Wilkes
Updated17:51, 11 OCT 2019

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Three people have been stabbed at the Arndale centre in central Manchester.

Police have confirmed a 41-year-old black male from the Manchester area has been arrested near the scene.

Counter terror police at Greater Manchester Police are probing a 'lone wolf' attack.

Terrified witnesses said a knifeman 'randomly lunged' at shoppers.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 11.17am today.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson said: "At 11.15am this morning, a man entered the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester city centre.

“He was armed with a large knife and as he entered Exchange Court began lunging, attacking people with the knife.

“Two unarmed police community support officers were in Exchange Court and attempted to confront the attacker.

“He then chased them with the knife as they were calling for urgent assistance.

“The man attacked people around him and we understand five people were injured by him.

“Although the injuries are nasty, we are told that, thankfully, none are life-threatening.”

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Man is arrested over 'TERROR attack' after knifeman stabs five people with 12in blade - including four women - as he runs around 'lunging' at shoppers in Manchester's Arndale Centre 'trying to get as many people as he could'

  • Knifeman rampaged through shopping centre shouting 'I'm going to f*** you up' as he stabbed shoppers
  • Five people were stabbed, three have been taken to hospital and another was treated at the scene
  • Man, 41, is being held on suspicion of 'the commission, preparation and instigation of an act of terrorism'
  • Footage from the street outside shows a man being held down by officers with a taser in the aftermath
  • Do you recognise the arrested man? Did you see what happened? Email tips@dailymail.com


By Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline
Published: 21:58 AEDT, 11 October 2019 | Updated: 04:51 AEDT, 12 October 2019

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Police have arrested a suspected terror attacker after five people were stabbed by a man who ran around a Manchester shopping centre 'lunging at people with a knife'.

Shoppers ran for cover and barricaded themselves into stores after the man swung a blade at random victims, knifing four women and a man near a Starbucks cafe at the city's Arndale Centre.

Two unarmed PCSOs confronted the knifeman before he was cornered by officers with tasers. Witnesses said they saw police take away a '12-inch machete'.

A 41-year-old man from Greater Manchester is now being questioned by anti-terror officers on suspicion of 'the commission, preparation and instigation of an act of terrorism'.

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News today.. PUSHING the "mental health" angle... and talk of not wanting to discuss details less it "cause divisions between our communities"... That all sound like CODE fro it was a Muslim (maybe just black) and they want to avoid backlash against these protected minorities. The Mental health excuse is of NO COMFORT since all these Muslim terrorists are insane.. they could all be diagnosed as Retards. The Ideology is retarded... so I see no point in apportioning blame to "mental health"

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It seems it was a Machete... so "stabbing incident" is misleading to say the least! :roll

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Members of the public praised for trying to stop Arndale Centre knife attacker as he slashed at shoppers
12 October 2019

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/1 ... fe-attack/

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A 40-year-old, from Manchester, was initially arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of an act of terrorism, but was later assessed by specialist doctors and compulsorily detained under the Mental Health Act.

He was considered unfit to be kept in custody and has now been transferred to mental health detention and police will now decide with Crown Prosecution Service officials whether he is in a position to face charges.

Forensics officers searched an address overnight in the Rochdale Road area in the north of the city where the man is thought to have lived in social housing for around 12 months. Officers said on Saturday the investigation would continue to establish whether there were any political or ideological motives behind the attack.

It is understood that none has been found so far and mental health is being closely considered as a contributing factor in the attack.

A local neighbour, who did not wish to be named, described the suspect as “quiet, timid” man.

“He would never look anyone in the eye and always had his hood over his head. He has been there for about eight or nine months," she said.

“There were a lot of police here last night. Around 15 officers including forensics and counter terror police. They arrived at around 6:30pm and didn’t leave until past midnight.”

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, said: "We don’t believe there was a political or religious motive but we will have to wait and see. Mental health becomes a bigger issue all the time, and when you combine mental health with the carrying of weapons it’s a volatile mix.

"If there is a mental health [issue], and I say if, because it’s still early days, what was the treatment, was it sufficiently connected between NHS and police?"

GMP added that there was not thought to be any wider threat to the communities of Greater Manchester and that the suspected attacker is believed to have acted alone.

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