MANCHESTER, UK. (THECOUNT) — A Starbucks in Manchester has been shuttered following a knife attack that injured at least 5 people at the popular morning spot Friday.

Footage from outside the Starbucks Coffee, in Manchester Arndale, Manchester, UK, on Friday.


Video from the scene showed a man with dark features being tasered on the ground by police outside the building.

Greater Manchester Police have since confirmed that five people were knifed in the attack and have now been taken to hospital in unknown condition.

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault. An investigation is being led by Counter Terrorism Police North West and officers are ‘keeping an open mind’ about the motive, a GMP spokesperson said. Police arrest man after disturbance at Manchester Arndale, reports Mirror.


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Geo quick facts: Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England with a rich industrial heritage. The Castlefield conservation area’s 18th-century canal system recalls the city’s days as a textile powerhouse, and visitors can trace this history at the interactive Museum of Science & Industry. The revitalised Salford Quays dockyards now house the Daniel Libeskind-designed Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry cultural centre – wikipedia.

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