Police have arrested a man suspected of stabbing at least four people in a shopping center in the English city of Manchester on Friday, NBC News reported.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed that four people were stabbed and were were taken to a hospital. Counter-terror police are leading the investigation but there has been no suggestion so far that the incident is terror-related, police said.
Police updated a previous statement which said five people had been hurt.
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"In these early stages we are keeping an open mind about the motivation of this terrible and incident and the circumstances as we know them," police said in a statement.
"Given the location of the incident and its nature, officers from the Counter Terror Police North West are leading the investigation as we determine the circumstances," the statement said.