Manchester terror attack: Homeless man hailed for heroic actions
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 13:22
Canadian officials have no plans to raise the country's terrorism threat level in the wake of a deadly suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured 59 others at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena in northern England on Monday.
At least 20 heavily armed, helmeted police surrounded a modest red brick house listed as Abedi's address in a mixed Manchester suburb at midday on Tuesday and blasted down the door.
Salman Abedi, 22, is suspected of carrying out the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children, and wounded scores more.
A total of 22 adults and children were killed in the explosion and another 59 were injured.
"Our priority, along with the police counter-terrorism network and our security partners, is to continue to establish whether he was acting alone or working as part of a wider network", Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said. On Tuesday morning, authorities also confirmed the arrest of a 23-year-old man in connection with the attack.
"Hold your loved ones right now", he said.
U.S. President Donald Trump, in Bethlehem, said the attack preyed upon children and described those responsible as "evil losers".
Singer Grande, 23, said on Twitter she was devastated: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words". The explosion occurred as concertgoers were leaving the venue after Ariana Grande had performed. "And that's when the screaming started", said 25-year-old Ryan Molloy.
Dawn Price said she was attending the concert with her daughter and their friends.
Grande was performing in Manchester during the European leg of a tour to promote her third album, Dangerous Woman, which also has her scheduled to visit London, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and France.
May and Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, agreed to suspend campaigning ahead of the country's June 8 elections.
"I won't call them monsters because they would like that term". Many Manchester residents responded early Tuesday with offers of shelter and details on locations where displaced concert-goers had been taken in.
"There was definitely a security presence, but anyone can come through the train station", said Harrison, 44.
Pop concerts and nightclubs have been a terrorism target before.
The blast killed 22 people, including Callander, who died at a hospital with her mother beside her, the teen's friends told the Evening Standard.
Manchester, 160 miles (260 kilometres) northwest of London, was hit by a huge Irish Republican Army bomb in 1996 that levelled a swath of the city centre.
Mr Stevenson spent more than five hours from midnight giving lifts out of Manchester, helping three groups of people.
Hjelmgaard reported from Manchester; Onyanga-Omara from London; Bacon from McLean, Va.