United Kingdom to deploy military after attack as threat level raised
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 19:18
Prime Minster Theresa May announced the terror threat level in the United Kingdom has been raised to critical for the first time since 2007, meaning another attack is considered "imminent".
It is the latest in a series of deadly incidents across Europe claimed by IS jihadists that have coincided with an offensive on IS redoubts in Syria and Iraq carried out by US, British and other Western forces.
But Hopkins said a 23-year-old man had been arrested in the city as part of the investigation into the atrocity.
"We ran and people were screaming around us and pushing on the stairs to go outside and people were falling down, girls were crying, and we saw these women being treated by paramedics having open wounds on their legs.it was just chaos", said Sebastian Diaz, 19.
Céline Dion also will honour her upcoming dates in Copenhagen, Stockholm, London and Paris, including a June 25 stop at the Manchester Arena, her publicist said.
The Times newspaper reported that Abedi had arrived back in Britain from Libya recently.
Armed military and police officers guarded large-scale soccer and rugby matches at the emblematic Wembley and Twickenham Stadiums on Tuesday night, May 23rd. Eight-year old Saffie Rose Roussos has been described as "simply a handsome little girl in every aspect of the word", by the head teacher of her Lancashire school, according the Guardian.
The explosion rocked the concert hall as fans were exiting the Manchester Arena, sending thousands of frightened people running for cover.
Georgina Callander, 18, was named as the first victim of the attack.
"This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely but that a further attack may be imminent", May said in a televised statement from her Downing Street Office after a meeting of the government's crisis response committee.
The bombing wounded 59 people.
As for Grande, a person close to the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, said the pop star's tour was not cancelled or postponed.
He added: "The thought that anyone could go to a concert and not come home is simply heart-breaking".
Queen Elizabeth held a minute's silence at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London. More than 200 people were injured, although no one was killed.