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At Least 22 People Dead After Possible Suicide Blast At Ariana Grande Concert

UPDATE 

**Police: Solo Suicide Bomber Responsible For Manchester Attack-One terrorist is directly responsible for the devastation at the Manchester, England Ariana Grande concert.

At least 22 people were killed and more than 50 others are injured following an explosion at the end of Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena in England last night.  A statement from the Greater Manchester Police said, “This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise.”

According to reports, the explosion took place outside the arena on the southwest side, opposite Manchester Victoria transit station, which is part of the complex. In the aftermath, the station was evacuated and all trains were canceled, leaving many stranded.

The explosion reportedly took place just as the concert ended, with hundreds of fans fleeing the arena, with some of the casualties possibly the result of a stampede by concertgoers. Witnesses described the scene as "chaotic."

  • Reps for Ariana were quick to let everyone know she was safe adding, “We are further investigating what happened." Ari later tweeted, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words." Sources tell TMZ she is inconsolable and "in hysterics" over the incident. She's was due to perform at London's O2 Arena on Thursday but she's now canceled the remainder of her European tour.
  • Ari's manager Scooter Braun also tweeted a statement, sharing, "Tonight our hearts are broken. We mourn the loss of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act." (See the full statement below.)
  • Live Nation released a statement following the incident reading,  "We are deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy and our hearts and thoughts are with those impacted by this devastating incident." Manchester Arena also confirmed the explosion, noting that it "occurred outside the venue in public space."
  • ONE MORE THING! A Twitter user posted dashcam video of when the blast occurred. The visual is faint, but you can hear the explosion in the distance. There's also a clip of the chaos inside erupting as concertgoers realize what's happened. It's also below.

Posted by Manchester Arena on Monday, May 22, 2017