Two people have been stabbed in Manchester city centre, while a 30-year-old suspect was tasered and detained by police officers who arrived at the scene shortly before 6:20 pm, Sky News reported.
The outlet added that one people was taken to a hospital for treatment.
BREAKING NEWS; There is a large Police Presence in Piccadilly Gardens Manchester after a double stabbing one man has been detained the condition of the two victims who received stab wounds & rushed to hospital are currently unknown!! pic.twitter.com/jzxHSo0Dg1— London Crime LDN & U.K Crime (@CrimeLdn) January 12, 2020
Police officers and police cars are present at the site of the incident, while Metrolink and bus services remain disrupted.
Due to a Police incident on Market Street in the city centre, there is no through route between Piccadilly Gardens and Fountain Street/High Street. @MCRMetrolink services are affected. Please plan ahead if you are travelling in the city tonight.— TfGM (@OfficialTfGM) January 12, 2020
According to Greater Manchester Police, the stabbing attack is being considered as a non-terror-related incident and there is no threat to the local public.