The Arndale centre has just gone into lock down with the police on the scene apparently arresting a man and people clearing the area in all directions.
Updates as we have them but the advice is to avoid the area.
UPDATE : The Centre Is In The Process Of Reopening
Armed police are clearing the area beneath the Arndale Food Court windows after a man was arrested. Sniffer dogs have gone in. pic.twitter.com/JgC8J2QxYR
— Rob Smith (@robsmithitv) May 23, 2017
Police pushing crowd back by Manchester Arndale centre, some running, some in tears pic.twitter.com/4wYbwzdm8E
— Dan Johnson (@DanJohnsonNews) May 23, 2017
Arndale Centre evacuated. Some in tears. Very tense and emotional again in Manchester. pic.twitter.com/HyIMTc8X1E
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) May 23, 2017
Arndale Centre: pic.twitter.com/1hgAyKoRsA
— Pablo Guimón (@pabloguimon) May 23, 2017
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) May 23, 2017