A stabbing at a Marks and Spencer store in Burnley is not being treated as a terrorist incident, police have confirmed.
Emergency services rushed to the store off St James' Street in the town centre at around 9am this morning (December 2).
Lancashire Police confirmed that two women were stabbed in the incident.
Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and they were taken to hospital for treatment.
A local man, aged 57, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.
Detectives have now confirmed that the attacker was detained by members of the public and store staff.
A knife was recovered after the incident.
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The two victims of the attack are a member of Marks and Spencer staff, aged in her 40s, and a member of the public aged in her 60s, police said.
The incident is not being treated as a terrorist incident.
In a statement issued this evening, a Lancashire Police spokesperson said: "We are appealing for information after an incident in Burnley where two women were stabbed.
"Police called at about 9.30am today (Wednesday, Dec 2) to a report of a stabbing inside the Marks and Spencer store on St James Street in the town.
"Two people received stab injuries which are thankfully not thought to be life threatening at this time. They were taken to hospital for treatment.
"The incident is not being treated as a terrorist incident.
"The victims are a member of staff at the store aged in her 40s and a member of the public aged in her 60s.
"The attacker was detained by members of the public and store staff.
"A 57-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody.
"A knife has been recovered."
There was a large police presence in the town centre following the stabbing and crews from the North West Ambulance service were also at the scene.
A large cordon was in place and members of the public were asked to avoid the area.
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