One Twitter user posted: “Just seen like 20 police cars zoom through the northern quarter in Manchester.” Another added: “All stopped on Lever St… ran up a back alley with armed police and everything. It’s gone quiet now, though.”
A third added: “Lever Street is full of police cars and vans but no idea what’s happening.”
Lever Street is a side street in the city centre off Great Ancoats Street.
Express.co.uk has contacted Greater Manchester Police for details.
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