MUSLIM IMMIGRANT Goes On Stabbing Rampage At Manchester's Arndale Centre Five INJURED!
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'
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'. One shopper described the 'nightmare' of seeing the knifeman plunging his blade into the back of one victim as he walked past Starbucks. Photos of the crime scene showed the tables were overturned and some where covered in blood. A witness said: 'I heard a woman scream. I span around and saw this guy who had a knife in his hand. It looked like he had stabbed her back. There was blood pouring from her and she just fell to the floor. 'As soon as I saw the knife I just ran as fast as I could and was warning others what happened. Everyone was looking down from the first floor and there was real panic, people screaming. 'The police were there in minutes and then we were evacuated. It was like a nightmare. Like something out of a horror film. It was awful. I can't get that image out of my head.' Four women, one aged 19, another in her 40s and two others whose ages are unknown, were injured along with a man in his 50s. Two are in a stable condition in hospital but none of their injuries are said to be life-threatening. Source