Police in Manchester in the North of England have responded to an “incident” at the city’s arena, amid unconfirmed reports online of an explosion during a concert by American Pop singer Ariana Grande. Police have confirmed that there was an explosion and that there have been fatalities.
Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
According to British daily Newspaper The Guardian:
“Greater Manchester police warned people to stay away from Manchester Arena while they dealt with the issue.”
One eyewitness who spoke to the Guardian said that there was
“Quite a loud explosion heard from inside the Manchester arena and it shook, then everyone screamed and tried to get out”.
Meanwhile, the BBC reported that train lines out of Manchester Victoria station — the closest station to the Arena — were blocked and that the emergency services were in attendance.
Posts on social media corroborated claims that injuries had occurred.
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This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.
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