Ariana Grande suspends Dangerous Woman tour after Manchester attack

Cheryl Sanders
May 23, 2017

The deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday claimed 22 lives, injured as many as 60 more, and is being treated as a terrorist incident, a spokesman for the Greater Manchester Police has confirmed.

City said the "thoughts and prayers of (the) ownership, Board and everyone at Manchester City are with the people of Manchester and all those affected following the horrifying events of last night's Manchester Arena attack".

The first victim of the Manchester terror attack has been named locally as 18-year-old Georgina Callander.

The attacker was killed as he set off the device.

A 23-year-old man was arrested by anti-terror officers in the south of the city as police and security services attempt to work out if the suicide bomber was part of a cell.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack but offered no evidence to support their claim. More than 200 people were injured, although no one was killed. We will have more of them but they are losers. She said the explosions rang out as soon as Grande left the stage. Prime Minister Theresa May said it was near one of the arena exits.


"We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming", Macfarlane said.

Twenty-two people were killed, including children, and dozens were wounded in the attack claimed by Islamic State.

"We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage".

Saffie Roussos, 8, a student at Tarleton Primary School in Lancashire, was among the dead. "Just lovely to speak to", said Peter Rawlinson, deputy of the Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy in Croston.

"All of our students will gather together today for a time of prayer and reflection and to give thanks for the life of Georgina".

Grande tweeted that she was "broken" after the incident.


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II marked a moment of silence Tuesday afternoon to honor the victims.

Britain's threat level remains at "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely, but this will remain under review, May said.

Hopkins said some of the dead were children but provided no further details about the victims or the attacker. At first we thought it was a bomb.

Jose Mourinho says his Manchester will be as one as he paid tribute to the victims of last night's Manchester terror attack.

The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed that the blast with a "home-made device" was carried out by one individual, but did not reveal his identity.

"This suspected terrorist attack will merely strengthen our determination to continue working together with our friends in the United Kingdom to combat those who plan and carry out such despicable acts".


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