Nifman Supermarket spreads panic in Manchester: shoppers flee after Tesco was removed after entering the store
- The knife driver entered a Tesco store in Blackley, North Manchester this afternoon
- Once he enters, the staff starts shouting at customers to leave the store
- Confused and panicked, several shopkeepers left their belongings and fled
- A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Tesco incident
Panic erupted after a supermarket in northern Manchester entered a knife store, and shoppers fled in panic.
The play was released at Blackley’s Tesco Superstore this afternoon.
Police said they were initially called in to report a ‘disturbance’ at a property on Victoria Avenue East near the store.
A man then fled the address, armed with a knife, and a spokesman for the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said he was inside a Tesco superstore.
Witnesses said that after he entered, the staff started shouting at the customers to leave the shop. Several confused and panicked shopkeepers left their goods and ran outside.
The Tesco Superstore in Blackley, North Manchester (pictured) was evacuated this afternoon with shoppers fleeing in panic after entering a knife shop (pictured)
Officers arrived and went inside to deal with the situation and a large group of both the store and the customer were seen standing outside the store.
No one was injured and a 46-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident. The man is in custody.
However, the GMP is requesting that they have any information to contact any witnesses or believers.
In a statement, the force said: “Police were alerted to reports of unrest at a property on Victoria Avenue East in Manchester after 3.35pm on Saturday, November 26, 2020.
No one was injured and a 46-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident. The man is in custody (file photo)
‘A man left the address armed with a knife and fled to Tesco on Victoria Avenue East.
The supermarket was removed as a precaution while officials were present. Thanks, no one was hurt.
‘A 46-year-old man was arrested on charges of a bladed article and raid. He is in custody for questioning. ‘
A sign in the store indicates that the store is closed tonight due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience. ‘
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Tesco has been contacted for comment.