UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 22:16
Greater Manchester Police had arrested another man overnight on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of its ongoing investigation into the attack on Manchester Arena on Monday that claimed 22 lives.
The photos released by police show attacker Salman Abedi on the night of the bombing, wearing sneakers, jeans, a dark jacket and a baseball cap.
Police in Manchester, England, on Friday arrested a 44-year-old man as authorities continue to investigate this week's suicide bombing outside a concert that killed 22 people.
Eleven people are now in custody in the United Kingdom in connection with the attack by Abedi, who was of Libyan origin but born in Manchester.
Manchester-born Abedi, a university dropout, grew up in a Libyan family in the northwestern English city.
"As part of an ongoing search at a property in Moss Side an evacuation is now being carried in the area", police said in a statement.
Abedi's city centre flat was one of the last places he went - and where he may have made the final touches to his explosive device - before going to the arena, police have said.
Mr Rowley, the country's leading anti-terror officer, said: "We are getting a greater understanding of the preparation of the bomb".
Prime Minister Theresa May said developments in the investigation into the bombing meant that intelligence experts had made a decision to lower the threat level from its highest rating "critical", meaning an attack could be imminent, to "severe".
United Kingdom police have identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the individual they suspect of having perpetrated the attack.
However, the poll also suggested that 41 percent of respondents believe the Conservatives would handle defence and security best, compared to 18 percent who said the same of Labour. We have around 1,000 people involved in the investigation alone. Thirteen suspects have been arrested in the attack.
The UK terror threat level has been reduced from critical to severe, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday (May 27).
The Home Secretary said Islamic State was trying to "weaponise" young Britons and defended the work of the security services, amid reports warnings about Abedi were not followed up.
"Our priorities are to understand the run up to this bad event and understand if more people were involved in plotting this attack", the statement read. "At the same time, Jeremy Corbyn has said that terror attacks in Britain are our own fault and he's chosen to do that just a few days after one of the worst terror atrocities we have experience in the United Kingdom", she said.