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Manchester: Two People Stabbed, Cops Put Piccadilly Gardens On Lockdown

The Incident Happened Near Morrisons Supermarket In Piccadilly Gardens At 12:10 GMT.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Mohit Pandey | Updated on: 11 Feb 2020, 12:33:00 AM
Manchester Stabbing

According to initial media reports, it was 'targeted attack' and there was no threat to wider community. (Photo Credit: Representational Image)

New Delhi:

Two people were stabbed in Manchester city centre on Monday. The incident happened near Morrisons supermarket in Piccadilly Gardens at 12:10 GMT. One man was rushed to hospital with injuries not appearing to be life-threatening, BBC quotes a police spokesperson saying. Police initiated a number of road closures and people have been asked to avoid the area.

According to initial media reports, it was 'targeted attack' and there was no threat to wider community. No arrest has been made so far in the stabbing case.

The incident has come after ISIS claimed responsibility for a knife attack in South London last week. 

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Last year, Manchester witnessed the same incident when a shopping centre was shut down following reports of a stabbing inside. The shopping centre was evacuated as police responded to reports of the stabbings.

Also Read: After London, Three Minors Stabbed In The Hague Shopping Street

In a similar incident in 2019, several people were injured after a stabbing spree near the iconic London Bridge.

London Bridge was one of the areas targeted by an ISIS-claimed terrorist attack in June 2017, when 11 people died as terrorists went on a stabbing spree after ramming a van into pedestrians. Several people were injured after a stabbing spree near the iconic London Bridge.

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First Published : 10 Feb 2020, 07:30:32 PM