**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.
— Joe Gregory (@JoeAaronGregory) May 22, 2017
— Ellie Cheetham???? (@elliefreyax) 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
Our prayers and strengh to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy in Manchester. Stay strong. @ArianaGrande ????????
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 22, 2017
Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world. ????
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 23, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrific act in Manchester. We need to do better. We need to LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) May 23, 2017
the community we all create together thru music should be completely devoid of fear. our hearts go out to Ariana Grande & crew & the fans.
— paramore (@paramore) May 23, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester, any one affected, @ArianaGrande and the entire crew. Heartbreaking
— P!nk (@Pink) May 23, 2017
Absolutely Horrendous what happened in Manchester tonight. My thoughts are with the great people of Manchester and also Ari and her team xx
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 23, 2017
I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone involved. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
There are no words. This world. https://t.co/BJsmzoToWy
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 22, 2017