No reported injuries or wider threats to the community, says Greater Manchester police
Officers from Greater Manchester police arrested a suspect on Friday after reports of a man with a knife at the Arndale shopping center.
Footage on social media appeared to show a large police and ambulance service presence outside the Manchester shopping center, which closed at 8pm on Friday according to its website.
A GMP statement at 10 pm on Friday said: “Police remain in attendance at Manchester Arndale center following reports of a man with a knife.
“Officers attended and a man has been arrested. He has been taken into custody for questioning. There are no reported injuries.
“There is not believed to be any wider threat to the community. Police are remaining in the area to reassure the public. ”
A North West ambulance service spokeswoman said: “We were in attendance but there are no patients, there are no casualties so there is no more information at this time.”
The incident comes after four people were hurt after a man armed with a large knife lunged at shoppers on Friday last week.