Manchester Arndale Centre ‘evacuated as police rush to shopping centre’

Manchester Arndale Centre ‘evacuated as police rush to shopping centre’

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A SHOPPING centre in Manchester has been evacuated as cops rush to the scene today.

Locals reportedly were seen running from the Arndale centre.

Police rushed to the scene in Arndale this afternoon
Police rushed to the scene in Arndale this afternoon

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”.


Manchester Police have been approached for comment.

Crowds of people could be seen outside the shopping centre
Crowds of people could be seen outside the shopping centre
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Police were pictured at the scene
Police were pictured at the scene
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