Six people are in custody after a woman was seen running through the streets before collapsing in search of help after reportedly having her throat slit inside of a luxury hotel in Manchester, England, Monday morning.
Armed officials are standing guard while surrounding the Hilton hotel, located at 303 Deansgate, where the alleged atrocity began to unfold just after 11 a.m., Daily Mail reports.
Heavy police presence outside the Hilton on Deansgate in Manchester. Armed officers were called in after a woman was attacked. Three people have been arrested. More on @GranadaReports pic.twitter.com/zBnjRztwso
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Two women, aged 17 and 20, are in custody— one seen adorned in pink pajamas and the other wearing jeans, a white tank top and flip-flops while being led away in handcuffs on suspicion of attempted murder. Additionally, four men in their twenties were also arrested at the scene on the same criminal charges, according to authorities.
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Witnesses say the unidentified victim was seen suffering from a stab wound slashed across her neck, and authorities do not believe the incident to be random or associated with terrorism, according to The Independent.
One woman who works at a nearby furniture store, Sasha Ray, told Daily Mail, “She was lay down on the floor, covered in blood and her legs were moving up and down as if she was having a fit.”
“It’s worrying when you hear someone has had their throat slashed, you automatically assume the worst and don’t know how serious the incident will become,” another witness said.
The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, though her condition is unknown at this time.
The upscale establishment is the “tallest residential building in Europe and the seventh tallest building in England,” according to Daily Mail, citing the structure’s developers. It’s described by the Hilton’s website as having “stylish rooms and suites, a stunning cocktail bar with panoramic views and magnificent event space.”
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[Feature Photo: Google Maps/Sept. 2017]