- Title: Police treat stabbings at UK shopping mall as terrorism incident
- Date: 11th October 2019
- Summary: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (OCTOBER 11, 2019) (REUTERS) POLICE CORDON NEAR SHOPPING CENTRE WHERE STABBING TOOK PLACE SECURITY OUTSIDE SHOPPING CENTRE WHERE STABBING TOOK PLACE
- Embargoed: 25th October 2019 17:14
- Keywords: Manchester stabbing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Mancher police statement on stabbing Manchester stabbing vox pops
- Location: MANCHESTER AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: MANCHESTER AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA004B0NMNNR
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- Story Text: British police said five people had been injured after a man lunged at passers-by with a large knife in a shopping centre in northern England on Friday (October 11) in a "brutal" attack officers were treating as terrorism.
The man attacked people around him and chased two unarmed officers shortly after entering Manchester's Arndale shopping centre in the heart of the city at about 11:15 a.m. (1015 GMT), police said.
He was overpowered by armed officers, with pictures on social media showing them using a stun gun to detain him. The man, in his 40s, was arrested on suspicion of terrorism although police said his motivation was not yet clear.
Police said three people had suffered stab wounds; two women, one aged 19, and a man aged in his 50s. Jackson said the injuries were "nasty" but none had suffered life-threatening wounds.
Britain has long been at a high state of alert and is currently at its second highest threat level, meaning an attack is considered highly likely.
Manchester was the location for Britain's most deadly attack in recent years when Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton born to Libyan parents, killed 22 people in May 2017 when he blew himself up at the end of a pop concert by Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena, not far from the Arndale centre.
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