Five people hospitalized after stabbing spree inside UK Starbucks
[NY Post] As many as five people were stabbed Friday morning inside a Starbucks in the northern English city of Manchester ‐ and counter-terrorism police launched an investigation after a suspect was caught, according to reports.

"We are currently responding to an incident at the Arndale Shopping Centre in Manchester City Centre," a Greater Manchester police spokesman said, according to the Telegraph.

"A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault. He has been taken to custody for questioning," he added.

There were no immediately reports of any fatalities. The five people who were stabbed were taken to a hospital after the attack.

Video footage and photographs showed heavily armed police around the Exchange Square side of the shopping complex, where officers using a Taser held a man to the ground.

In a statement, police said: "Given the location of the incident and its nature, officers from Counter Terrorism Police North West are leading the investigation as we determine the circumstances."
Posted by: Frank G 2019-10-11