Rest In Peace: Terror Attack @ Ariana Grande Concert With Explosive Bomb Killing 20 & Injuring 100+
According to reports, an explosion went off at Ariana Grande’s concert Monday night in England, resulting in at least 20 dead & injured as of now.
This is devastating news. According to reports surfacing online right now, Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England ended with multiple fatalities and injuries on Monday (May 22) TMZ reports.
The Greater Manchester Police responded to “reports of an explosion” at the Manchester Arena, where Ariana was performing her “Dangerous Woman Tour.” “There are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured,” tweeted authorities. “Please AVOID the area as first responders work tirelessly at the scene.”
A witness named Evie Brewster told The Daily Mail that the explosion had fans “screaming and running for the exit” shortly after Grande’s final song of the night. A rep told Billboard that Ariana herself is okay.
Check out some footage of the chaotic scene (below). We’ll continue to keep you posted on this developing story…
At least 19 people have been confirmed dead, and police are now treating this as a terrorist attack. They believe the device was a “nail bomb.”
Ariana just tweeted, “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
As we reported, Ariana is inconsolable … “in hysterics” after the bombing. As one source said, she’s incapable of performing for anyone. She and her team, we’re told, are also deeply concerned about security.
Ariana’s manager, Scooter Braun, said, “We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act,” adding, “We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers.”
Our sources say Ariana is not concerned with her shows now … she and her team will re-evaluate the touring schedule when she’s emotionally ready.
——– Update 5/23/2017
The suspected bomber has been identified as 23-year-old Salman Abedi.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming it was executed by one of its “soldiers.”
Story developing ..