Police tasered and arrested a man outside Primark tonight facing Piccadilly Gardens after a stabbing attack that injured four people.
The man was arrested on suspicion of serious assault after police were deployed to Market Street shortly after the attack around tea time.
The suspect, who allegedly stabbed two people, has been reported as a 30-year-old male and is currently in custody.
Numerous police vehicles rushed to the scene at around 6.20pm.
Meanwhile, footage was being posted on social media whilst a large crowd gathered on the Metrolink station outside Primark, as police tried to clear the area.
Out of the four people who were injured in the attack, one has been taken to hospital for treatment. But the extent of the injury is currently unknown.
Greater Manchester Police said the violence was being treated as an isolated incident.
It was also confirmed by GMP that the attack was not terror-related and there is not believed to be any wider threat to the general public.
And while the incident is now under control, officers remain at the scene while investigations are underway – this means the Metrolink and bus services are still affected.
Officers are currently responding to an incident on Market Street in the city centre.— Greater Manchester Police (@gmpolice) January 12, 2020
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Transport For Greater Manchester tweeted: "Due to a police incident on Market Street in the city centre, there is no through route between Piccadilly Gardens and Fountain Street/High Street. @MCRMetrolink services are affected.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 2353 of 12/01/2020. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11.