Ariana Grande 'traumatised' by Manchester attack
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 29, 2017,
May 29, 2017, 16:24
The family lived in the Fallowfield area of south Manchester for at least 10 years, according to The Daily Telegraph newspaper.
"The arrest is connected to Monday's attack on the Manchester Arena, but this is a fast moving investigation and we are keeping an open mind at this stage", the statement said. The changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace was canceled so police officers could be re-deployed. "It's not going away and it needs significant attention", Coats said. He said the man, in his 40s, is named Adel and has a wife and several children.
Abedi's father claims his son had no terrorist connections, but images taken from security footage are believed to show the 22-year-old at a shopping center three days before the attack where he may have bought a blue backpack he's seen wearing to later carry the bomb, CBS2's Janelle Burrell reported.
In attacking the concert, the bomber targeted an audience full of teenagers and 'tweens - Grande fans who call themselves "Arianators".
Suicide bomber Abedi was born in Britain to a Libyan family, grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and once attended Salford University there.
She told media in London it seemed likely that the suicide bomber Abedi wasn't "doing this on his own". "They arrested the father, and I think the rest of the family kind of disappeared".
Cops said they discovered a "working bomb factory", with a stash of chemicals and components that could be used to make another device.
"Wherever he got that, he didn't get it from this mosque", he said, adding that the imam regularly preached against radicalization.
Mahmoud said the imam regularly preached against radicalization. "I've prayed there Fridays, and that's his message".
British Prime Minister Theresa May will raise concerns with Donald Trump Thursday about USA leaks of intelligence on the suicide bombing in Manchester that police fear could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at large.
Other Manchester connections under investigation, the officials said, include a 50-year-old former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Ronald Fiddler, also known as Jamal al-Harith.
She also complained about USA officials leaking sensitive information about Abedi to the press, saying that could hinder Britain's security services and police.
"It is very clear that it's a network we're investigating", he told reporters. Officials say 20 of them are being treated for critical injuries.
Officials said all those hospitalized had been identified.