Arndale shopping centre in Manchester reopened after scare

A shopping centre in the northern English city of Manchester was evacuated on Tuesday morning after a suicide bomber killed at least 22 people at a concert on Monday night in the same area of the city.
People rush out of the Arndale shopping centre as it is evacuated in Manchester, Britain on May 23, 2017.
People rush out of the Arndale shopping centre as it is evacuated in Manchester, Britain on May 23, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - A major shopping centre in the northern English city of Manchester was reopened after it was temporarily evacuated, a Reuters witness said on Tuesday (May 23).

Police had begun removing a cordon and workers were slowly being allowed back into site, he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, a separate Reuters witness reported scores of people running from the Arndale shopping centre, with some saying they had heard a big bang.

At least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 were wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday. (May 22)