Woman with knife seen walking down middle of Deansgate

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A woman was seen walking down the middle of Deansgate this morning.

Armed police were flagged down and responded to the incident in the city centre today, Thursday August 1st.

GMP City Centre tweeted about the incident, saying they’d heard about i over the radio.

According to police the woman was spotted walking down the middle of the street with a knife, and she wasn’t compliant with their instructions.

She was then tasered and safely detained.

GMP City Centre tweeted:

I have just heard over the radio that an Armed Response Vehicle has been flagged down on Deansgate to reports of a woman walking in the middle of the street with a knife. When challenged by the officers she has not complied & was safely detained with use of Taser. Insp M

Greater Manchester Police previously announced the Specialist Operations branch would be sending more armed officers out on routine patrol in Manchester.

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