The Arndale shopping centre in Manchester has been evacuated with police rushing to the scene.
Video footage showed police cars and ambulances arriving at the massive shopping centre in the city on Friday evening.
Armed police are believed to have been spotted at the scene.
Some online commentators claimed they had received a 555 emergency alert, claiming there had been a “major incident”.
A cordon of 600 metres is believed to have been put in place around the Arndale centre.
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