Unclear whether Ariana Grande's tour will continue following Manchester terror attack
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 9:55
Greater Manchester Police said a 23-year-old man was taken into custody in the southern part of the city on Tuesday, and that arrest did appear to be linked to the bombing.
The major party leaders' campaigns for the June 8 General Election will remain suspended after the terror threat level was raised to its highest level following the Manchester attack.
"It remains the case that other than the terrorist himself, 22 people were killed in the attack, 59 people remain injured and many of them have life-threatening conditions".
As the picture became clearer on Tuesday after the deadliest militant assault in Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in 2005, heart-warming stories of reunions began to emerge.
The first victim was named by British media as Georgina Callander, 18, from Tarleton in Lancashire, northern England. "I've called all the places, the hotels where people said that children have been taken and I've called the police", Charlotte Campbell tearfully told ITV television's Good Morning Britain breakfast show.
President Trump, who is now on a trip to Israel, condemned the "evil losers" responsible for the attack, which he said preyed on "innocent children". "If this gets out to anyone, I just want to say that I love all of you out there, and I just know that some of our fan bases kind of go both ways. Then madness broke out", she said.
Some concert-goers said security was haphazard before the show, with some people being searched and others allowed inside unhindered. According to The Guardian's Jamie Grierson, 12 children under the age of 16 are now being treated at a children's hospital.
Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos was the second victim to be identified. He said he only communicated with the man once, over a parking disagreement.
The Dangerous Woman tour is the third concert tour by 23-year-old Grande and supports her third studio album, "Dangerous Woman". "It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out".
Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, held a minute's silence at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London.
Baldwin said she and her sister made it home safe, but are still "very shaken up" and got little sleep overnight.
Witnesses related the horror of the Manchester blast, which unleashed a stampede just as the concert ended at what is Europe's largest indoor arena, full to a capacity of 21,000.
Abedi had a sister named Jomana Abedi, the USA security officials said.
Over 20 years ago, Manchester itself was hit by a huge Irish Republican Army bomb in 1996 that leveled a swath of the city center. Contributors include Gregory Katz, Brian Rohan, Paisley Dodds and Sophie Berman in London; John Leicester in Paris; Eileen Putman in Washington; Leanne Italie in NY; and AP Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu in Jersey City, New Jersey.