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Manchester Arena Attack Live: UK Police Arrest 23-year-old in Connection With Blast

News18.com | May 23, 2017, 4:49 PM IST
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The British police said 22 people, including some children, were killed in a suicide attack carried out by one man at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Tuesday.

"We believe, last night was conducted by one man," Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said.

"The priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network. The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device (IED) which he detonated causing this atrocity," he added.

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May 23, 2017 4:49 pm (IST)

The Associated Press reports that the UK police arrest a 23-year-old man in Manchester in connection with the concert attack last night.

May 23, 2017 4:17 pm (IST)

Manchester's Arndale shopping centre evacuated, witnesses heard "big bang"

A shopping centre in Manchester, England, was evacuated and witnesses said they heard a "big bang" on Tuesday, just hours after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 59 in the same area of the city. Scores of people ran away from the centre, a witness said. "There are people coming out holding hands," a Reuters photographer said. Great Manchester Police would not comment when contacted by Reuters. The Manchester police said they are probing the incident.

May 23, 2017 4:14 pm (IST)

Broken' Ariana Grande suspends tour after UK concert terror attack

US pop star Ariana Grande said that she was "broken" and at a loss for words over the deadly terror attack at her concert in the British city of Manchester. "Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words," she tweeted hours after a powerful blast ripped through a crowded arena hosting her concert, killing 22 people and injuring over 59 others. According to TMZ, the singer has indefinitely suspended her world tour in the wake of the attack. The website cited sources close to Grande, saying she has decided not to perform on Thursday in London and has also put her entire European tour on hold.

May 23, 2017 4:11 pm (IST)

Manchester's Arndale shopping centre evacuated. Scores of people running from the shopping centre. Witnesses say heard "big bang" at Manchester's Arndale shopping centre: Reuters reported

May 23, 2017 4:08 pm (IST)

British Prime Minister Theresa May said police and security services knew the identity of a suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people, many of them children, at a concert in Manchester.

May 23, 2017 12:12 pm (IST)


French President to hold call with UK Prime Minister after Manchester attack

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a telephone call with British Prime Minister Theresa May in the wake of the Manchester attack, Macron's office said in a statement on Tuesday. "The President of the Republic will pursue with the government, and with British forces, the fight against terrorism," said the statement.

May 23, 2017 11:43 am (IST)

Children among 22 dead in Manchester terror attack: police

The British police said 22 people, including some children, were killed in a suicide attack carried out by one man after a Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday.

"We believe, the attack last night was conducted by one man," Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said.

"The priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network. The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated causing this atrocity."

May 23, 2017 11:07 am (IST)
May 23, 2017 10:56 am (IST)

Islamic State supporters celebrated on social media on Tuesday after a blast at a concert venue in the north of England killed at least 19 people, although the militant Islamist group has not formally claimed responsibility. An ISIS follower posted a two tweets where he predicted the attack four hours before it the explosion took place.

May 23, 2017 9:55 am (IST)

Shocked to hear of Manchester blast; condolences to families of deceased & prayers for injured tweets President Pranab Mukherjee

May 23, 2017 9:37 am (IST)
May 23, 2017 9:28 am (IST)

No indication of threat to US music venues after Manchester blast: US

The US Department of Homeland Security said it was closely monitoring the situation in Manchester, England after an explosion killed at least 19 people and injured 50 at a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. The department said in a statement it had "no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving music venues in the United States." "However, the public may experience increased security in and around public places and events as officials take additional precautions," the statement said.

May 23, 2017 9:27 am (IST)

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has released a statement condemning the Manchester blast as a "barbaric attack." 

May 23, 2017 9:19 am (IST)
May 23, 2017 9:18 am (IST)
May 23, 2017 9:17 am (IST)

Amit Shah reacted to the Manchester arena attack that killed 19 and injured at least 50 people.

May 23, 2017 9:14 am (IST)

CLICK TO READ | Manchester Arena Attack: What we Know so Far

The arena foyer connects the 21,000-capacity auditorium with Victoria train and tram station, a major hub on the northern edge of the city centre.

May 23, 2017 9:14 am (IST)

Islamic State supporters celebrate Manchester attack online, no official claim

Islamic State supporters celebrated on social media on Tuesday after a blast at a concert venue in the north of England killed at least 19 people, although the militant Islamist group has not formally claimed responsibility. British police have said they are treating the blast at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande as a "terrorist incident". More than 50 people were wounded.  Twitter accounts affiliated with Islamic State have used hashtags referring to the blast to post celebratory messages, with some users encouraging similar attacks elsewhere.

May 23, 2017 9:12 am (IST)
May 23, 2017 9:06 am (IST)

Campaigning suspended in UK national election post-attack

Campaigning has been suspended in Britain's national election after a deadly explosion at Manchester Arena. Prime Minister Theresa May cancelled campaign events Tuesday after the blast, which killed at least 19 people and injured more than 50. She is due to chair a meeting of the government's emergency committee, COBRA, later. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron cancelled a campaign tour to Gibraltar after the explosion, which police say they are treating as a terrorist attack. Britons are due to go to the polls on June 8.

May 23, 2017 8:57 am (IST)

CLICK to Read | Manchester Arena Blast: Here is how Twitter Reacted

At least 19 people were killed when a suspected explosion ripped through a crowd of concert-goers in the northern English city of Manchester.

May 23, 2017 8:50 am (IST)
May 23, 2017 8:47 am (IST)
May 23, 2017 8:46 am (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns UK blast

An explosion occurred at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in the Manchester city which is being treated as a terrorist incident.

May 23, 2017 8:45 am (IST)

Other attacks in the UK

The incident in Manchester is the second terror attack to hit England in less than two months.  On March 22, five people were killed and more than 50 injured when a man drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in central London, before crashing into the fence surrounding parliament. The attacker, 52-year-old Muslim convert Khalid Masood, was then shot dead by police at the scene after knifing a police officer to death.  

Investigators described the lone-wolf attack as "Islamist-related terrorism" but have not charged anyone in connection with the incident. The deadliest bomb attack on British soil took place in July  2005 when four British suicide bombers inspired by Al-Qaeda attack London's transport system, killing 52 and wounding 700.

May 23, 2017 8:44 am (IST)
 

Who is behind it? 

Police said the incident was "currently being treated as a terrorist incident," but no one has so far claimed the attack. British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned it as "an appalling terrorist attack". Greater Manchester Police's chief constable Ian Hopkins said local police in the city were working with national counter-terrorism and intelligence officials on the investigation.

May 23, 2017 8:40 am (IST)

US pop star Ariana Grande said she felt at a loss for words after a suspected terror attack at her concert in the British city of Manchester. "Broken," she wrote in her first reaction on Twitter. "From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words," she wrote. Representatives for Grande have said that the 23-year-old pop star was physically "okay" following the blast, which British authorities say was being treated as a terrorist attack.

May 23, 2017 8:32 am (IST)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says security will be increased at high-profile locations across New York after the Manchester explosion. 

May 23, 2017 8:31 am (IST)

Pop singer Ariana Grande is safe following the deadly incident at her concert in Manchester: representative.    

May 23, 2017 8:31 am (IST)

Pop singer Ariana Grande is safe following the deadly incident at her concert in Manchester: representative.    

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Manchester Arena Attack Live: UK Police Arrest 23-year-old in Connection With Blast
Forensic police search the Manchester Arena in Manchester. (Image: Reuters)

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