WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? A law enforcement official, speaking anonymously to The New York Times, said Abedi was the son of Libyan immigrants, born in 1994 in Britain. Photo by Peter Nicholls/Reuters
A 22-year-old British man detonated a homemade bomb at Manchester Arena on Monday after an Ariana Grande concert, an act of terror that killed 22 people and injured dozens of others. Police confirmed that 22 people were killed in the explosion at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. This meant an increased law enforcement presence at “big events,” such as football matches and concerts, she said. “However, the public may experience increased security in and around public places and events as officials take additional precautions,” it said. The constable did not provide many other details, but did caution that a coroner hadn’t officially identified the bomber. WHAT’S NEXT? government has yet to confirm this detail. Twelve of the 59 injured in the attack were children under the age of 16, a UK ambulance official told the Associated Press. People take part in a vigil for the victims of an attack on concert goers at Manchester Arena, in central Manchester, Britain. In a statement Monday, the U.S. Authorities said they arrested a 23-year-old in South Manchester as part of its ongoing investigation, but it’s not clear if the individual is connected to the explosion. WHAT HAPPENED? The bombing occurred around 10:33 p.m. The explosion, which is currently being treated as a terrorist plot, is the deadliest attack in London since July 2005 suicide bombings in London claimed more than 50 lives. There should be an embedded item here. In a televised speech Tuesday, May addressed the Manchester attack, saying that, “All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people, but this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives.”
The Queen issued a statement that called the attack an “act of barbarity.” She offered her “deepest sympathy” to those affected and thanked the emergency crews for their response. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday that the U.S. In a brief update Tuesday, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins of the Greater Manchester Police confirmed the identity of the suspect as 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi. Department of Homeland Security said there was no evidence to indicate a specific threat to the U.S. The official also told the Times that Abedi’s ID was found at the scene. WATCH: Police update on Manchester explosion that killed 22 people
On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Theresa May raised the country’s terrorism threat level to “critical,” suggesting “it is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack.”
Here’s what journalists and police have uncovered about the attack since Monday. Please visit the original post to view it. British Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK was raising its terror threat level from severe to critical, believing that another attack was imminent, AP reported. The post Everything we know about the Manchester attack appeared first on PBS NewsHour. It’s not clear whether the suspect acted alone or as part of a larger network, the constable added. Please visit the original post to view it. Abedi reportedly died in the explosion. local time, prompting panic among the concertgoers, many young, who were exiting the venue. HOW DID LEADERS REACT? A man photographs a sign in Manchester, Britain. Photo by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
President Donald Trump, speaking after a meeting with Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas, condemned the attack Tuesday, saying that “this wicked ideology must be obliterated, and I mean completely obliterated and innocent life must be protected.”
On Twitter, the president said “we stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.”
There should be an embedded item here. Please visit the original post to view it. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, but U.S. There should be an embedded item here.