United Kingdom police say 23-year-old man arrested over Manchester attack

"So many young handsome innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life".

Trump is in the midst of his first overseas trip as president. Police said there are 19 confirmed deaths.

The SITE Intelligence Group published a translated statement calling those killed in the attack "crusaders" and threatening further violence. He provided no information about the individual who detonated the device.

Her Instagram account shows the pair together at one of Grande's earlier concerts.

"My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Manchester tonight, all of the staff at the MEN Arena, all of the security teams, all of the emergency services, Ariana and her team, and all of those families affected by tonight". Investigations are on to establish if he was part of a network.

"But this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice - liberally targeting innocent, defenceless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives."

A 23-year-old has been arrested in South Manchester in connection with the incident.

There are children among the 22 killed in the Manchester attack, Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said.

There was panic after the explosion, which struck around 10:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) Monday night as Grande was ending the concert.

Andy Burnham, the newly elected Mayor of Manchester (@MayorofGM), added: "My heart goes out to families who have lost loved ones, my admiration to our fearless emergency services".

The PM said: "It is now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack, an attack that targeted some of the youngest people in our society with cold calculation".

It is now "beyond doubt" that the people of Manchester have fallen victim to a "callous terrorist attack", British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday (May 23) morning.

Turnbull says: "This incident, this attack, is especially vile, especially criminal, especially horrific because it appears to have been deliberately directed at teenagers". The governments of France, China, Iran and Turkey also condemned the attacks.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron called off an election visit to Gibraltar and the SNP postponed Tuesday's planned manifesto launch.

Britons are due to go to the polls on June 8.

Facebook has activated its safety check feature so people can let loved ones know they are safe, and an emergency helpline, 0161 856 9400, has been set up for those searching for loved ones.

The explosion went off just as the last song was being performed and the crowd was beginning to exit the arena.

"I looked around and people were just spilling down, heading out of the building".

USA TODAY could not immediately verify the various missing-persons posts on social media, and there did appear to be some hoaxes, but Campbell's account was consistent across all the outlets she spoke with. "The spirit of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening".

Screaming fans fled the venue after the bomb blast at the end of a concert by U.S. star Ariana Grande, who is popular among teens and pre-teens.

The department says the US public may experience increased security in and around public places and events.

Greater Manchester Police carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious object that turned out to be abandoned clothing in a park near the music venue.

  • Zachary Reyes