A woman has died after falling from the top of a busy shopping centre in Manchester, bringing the area to a standstill.
Police said emergency services were called to High Street, at the side of the Arndale Centre, at 11.10am.
Despite frantic efforts to save her, the woman died at the scene.
Paramedics were called to the city centre alongside officers, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Greater Manchester Police said in a statement: “Shortly after 11.10am on Saturday, police were called to Market Street in the city centre to reports that a woman was believed to have fallen from a building.
“Emergency services attended, but the woman sadly died at the scene.
“Another member of the public was also treated at the scene for minor injuries.
“A number of road closures are in place in the nearby area. This will also impact the tram services.
“High Street is currently closed in both directions at the junction of Church Street to Shudehill.”
No age for the woman has been revealed.
Metrolink trams are not calling at Market Street or Shudehill as a result.
Metrolink said: “Due to a police incident, services on the Airport line will not be calling at Market Street or Shudehill, it will instead operate via Exchange Square.
“Apologies for any inconvenience caused.”
Transport for Greater Manchester meanwhile confirmed High Street was blocked due to the police incident.