UPDATE (8 a.m May 24) Casualty reports now indicate that 22 people have died and over 50 have been injured in the explosions at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday evening. ISIS is now claiming responsibility for the attack and a 23 year old man is now in custody.
With regards to last night’s incident at the Manchester arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester.
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
UPDATE (10 p.m. May 23) The latest report indicates 19 confirmed fatalities and around 50 injured, which is more than NBC reported in the link below.
News reports tonight are indicating that an explosion inside the Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert has killed approximately 20 people and injured approximately 50 other bystanders. Grande was finishing off her set when the explosion happened causing a chaotic scene where screaming fans began to flee the stadium.
Video below shows the crowds reaction in the aftermath of the explosions. Manchester police has yet to confirm and more details on this tragic incident and we will add to this story as it develops further.
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY? pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
— ♡♡ (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017
— Adam McClean (@AdamMcCleanITV) May 22, 2017
Bomb Disposal Team Arriving
A bomb disposal unit has just arrived outside the Manchester Arena. Can also hear sniffer dogs being brought out of the vans pic.twitter.com/SgTPZxMLyg
— Chris Slater (@chrisslaterMEN) May 22, 2017
Manchester Police Confirming Fatalities
Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
A representative for Ariana Grande confirmed the singer was not harmed.
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Main image: Sun UK