UK: Stabbing attack at Manchester mall – 5 shoppers wounded, Muslim terrorist arrested
BREAKING: A Muslim terrorist was arrested after stabbing five random shoppers near the Starbucks at Manchester’s Arndale shopping center.
One man was seriously injured with stomach and back wounds, according to reports.
The Muslim terrorist was neutralized and arrested. The mall remains on lockdown.
Witness screamed in terror as they fled the building after the Muslim terrorist stabbed multiple people.
Footage recorded by eyewitnesses shows one police officer handcuffing the terrorist after another policeman neutralized him with a taser.
A police spokesman confirmed a man in his 40s is being questioned on suspicion of serious assault and detectives are ‘keeping an open mind about the motivation’ of the terror attack.
The nature of the terror attack has led to counter-terror detectives taking charge. The investigation is said to center on what the Muslim terrorist said during the stabbing attack.
Greater Manchester Police is treating the terror attack as a “lone wolf” attack, the Police announced later on Friday.
“It was brutal and extremely frightening for everyone who witnessed it. It’s bound to bring back memories of 2017 (terror attack). We don’t believe anyone else was involved but we are keeping it under review,” Assistant chief constable Russ Jackson said.
Three people were stabbed and taken to hospital after the attack on Friday morning, police said. Two other people were injured, one was treated at the scene and the other later went to the hospital with a superficial wound.
The Arndale shopping center is just a few hundred yards from the Manchester Arena and Victoria railway station – both of which have been the scene of recent Muslim terror attacks.
22 people were murdered in May 2017 when Muslim terrorist Salman Abedi detonated a suicide bomb in the Manchester Arena following an Ariane Grande concert – the youngest victim was just eight years old.