Arrest made following evacuation of the Arndale Centre
The Arndale Centre was evacuated
At 11:26am today an urgent evacuation took place at the Arndale Centre.
There were reports of armed police arresting a man, whilst staff evacuated the centre.
Everyone's just come running from the direction Arndale centre. I don't know what's happened. pic.twitter.com/hovYRsluwz
— Charlotte Dobson (@dobsonMEN) May 23, 2017
In light of last night’s appalling attack, Manchester is a city is under a severe threat alert.
Armed police running through Manchester Arndale, crowds running in other direction. Staff evacuating shopping centre
— George Llewelyn John (@georgellewelyn) May 23, 2017
There have been reports of a parcel found in the food court, prior to the arrest.
— Alice Williams (@MotherLeopard92) May 23, 2017
Greater Manchester Police are yet to issue a statement, although Manchester Evening News were quick to assert that the evacuation wasn’t connected to last night’s attack.
The Arndale evacuation is UNCONNECTED to the Manchester terror attack but there have been other arrests across Manchester.
— Manchester News MEN (@MENnewsdesk) May 23, 2017
Police have urged anyone with information about last nights attack to contact the police and terror hotline on 0800789321.