Police are investigating after reports of a stabbing in Piccadilly Gardens this afternoon.
Images from the scene show a large police cordon in place.
A witness at the scene meanwhile reported 'large numbers' of emergency services present.
She said paramedics were also called.
The cordon is understood to be in place around benches in an area at the bottom of Piccadilly Gardens, opposite Burger King near the bus station.
Greater Manchester Police are expected to give an update.
Another image as investigations continue
Forensic investigators at the scene
Police say enquiries are ongoing
On Going Incident - We are currently dealing with an assault in Piccadilly Gardens. Enquires are ongoing to establish what has happened. Sgt K pic.twitter.com/LLy8DHagCW— GMP Manchester City Centre (@GMPCityCentre) April 19, 2021
Another image from the scene
The scene this evening
The cordon is in place opposite the bus station
Police at the scene
'It looks like someone has been injured'
A witness has described emergency services at the scene.
The woman said there were large numbers present.
"It looks serious.," she said.
"There's an ambulance here and there's a lot of police.
"It looks like someone has been injured.
"There's lots of police officers within this cordoned off area. There's a large cordon and a lot of police in there at the moment."