Friday, October 11, 2019

Multiple stabbings at Manchester mall, four injured

Four people were injured Friday in a stabbing at a shopping mall in Manchester, northwest England police say.

Counter-terrorism police are leading the investigation into the incident at Arndale shopping center, Greater Manchester Police said, which happened at around 11:15 a.m. local time (6:15 a.m. ET).

"At this stage we believe that four people were injured during the incident -- not five as previously reported. We will update as the situation becomes clear," police said in a statement.

Police said earlier that a 40-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of serious assault and that they were "keeping an open might about the motivation of this terrible incident and the circumstances."