Politiet passiviserte den antatte gjerningsmannen med elektrosjokkvåpen og la ham i bakken utenfor Arndale-senteret.
Fem personer er knivstukket og skadd på et kjøpesenter i Manchester. Gjerningsmannen er pågrepet og skal være i avhør.
Saken etterforskes av antiterrorpoliti, ifølge Daily Mail.
Et vitne beskriver marerittet det var å se knivmannen kjøre kniven i ryggen på et offer.
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.
Et annet vitne, Freddie Houlder, forteller at mannen knivstakk tilfeldige personer.
‘I definitely don’t think it was gang violence because this guy was going around trying to stab random people, I believe,’ he added.
Houlder (22) var på senteret da han hørte mange skrik utenfor butikken han var i.
He said a woman then came into the shop and told others ‘a guy just ran past the shop and tried to stab me’.
Mr Houlder added: ‘Luckily she had quite a thick jacket – she thought originally it was a fake knife because of how easily it grazed off but police came in and said it was a real knife and she burst into tears.’
He said he was evacuated several minutes later at which point he saw ‘a bunch of curtains covering someone seriously injured or dead, I don’t know’.
Helsepersonell på stedet bekrefter overfor flere medier at fem mennesker er sendt til sykehus etter å ha blitt knivstukket. Dramaet skal ha funnet sted på en Starbucks-kafé ved et kjøpesenter i sentrum av Manchester.
En video som er lagt ut på sosiale medier, viser at politiet har lagt den antatte gjerningsmannen i bakken utenfor Arndale-senteret. Han skal være en mann i 40-årene.
Gjerningsmannens identitet er ikke kjent.