A SHOPPING centre in Manchester has been evacuated as cops rush to the scene today.
Locals reportedly were seen running from the Arndale centre.
It is unclear exactly what has happened.
A number of people have taken to social media to express concern as crowds gathered outside.
One person wrote: “Well something is kicking off in town.
“Everyone running around the Arndale saying theirs (sic) a knife. Loads of running and screaming.
“Now outside relaxing with a brew and loads of riot police are here.”
Another added: “Two bomb disposal vans, 6 matrix vans and hundreds of police have just stormed the arndale centre and an evacuation in place”.
Manchester Metrolink tweeted: “Due to a police incident at Exchange Square, Rochdale, Shaw and East Didsbury Services are operating via Market Street. No services are operating via Exchange Square. We apologise for any inconvenience caused”.
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Manchester Police have been approached for comment.
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