A man has been arrested after a police officer was slashed with a sword in Whalley Range on the borders of Old Trafford.
Shortly after 1.50pm today (Sunday 25 March 2018) police were called to reports of a man with a weapon threatening people on Upper Chorlton Road.
On arrival, police tried to engage with the man and one of the officers was slashed with a sword.
He has been taken to hospital with serious injuries but they are not thought to be life-threatening at this time.
A taser was deployed for the safety of everyone at the scene.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and assaulting a police officer.
A number of roads remain closed surrounding Demesne Road and we would ask people to avoid the area.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information about it, should call police on 0161 856 6153 quoting incident number 1169 of 25 March 2018.