• A man in his 40s has been arrested after several people were injured in a mass stabbing in a shopping center in Manchester.
  • According to local reports, at least four people have been injured.
  • Counter-terror police are leading the investigation into the stabbings, Greater Manchester Police said, but officers are retaining an open mind as to the motive.
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A man in his 40s has been arrested after a mass stabbing at a shopping centre in Manchester, England, that left at least four people injured.

"A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault," said Greater Manchester Police in a statement.

An emergency services spokesperson told the Manchester Evening News that four people had been injured.

Counter-terror police are leading the investigation into the stabbings, Greater Manchester Police said, but officers are retaining an open mind as to the motive.

The incident occurred at the Arndale Center, a busy shopping centre in central Manchester. A picture on social media appeared to show a victim being treated in a Starbucks outlet in the centre.

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