What We Know So Far:
- At least 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. More than 50 people were injured.
- Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said Tuesday morning that the attack was carried out by a man with an improvised explosive device. He added that officers were now focussed on discovering whether the bomber “was acting alone or as part of a network.”
- Police have urged people “not to speculate on his detail or share names online.” Fake news about the attack has already begun to circulate online.
- According to British Transport Police, officers responded to reports of an explosion in the foyer of the Manchester Arena at 10.30pm just as Grande was finishing her set.
- In a statement, Prime Minister Theresa May said that “we are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.”
- An emergency number — 0161 856 9400 — is available for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area.
- BuzzFeed News reporters Hannah Al-Othman and Emily Dugan are reporting from Manchester.
- Manchester Arena EXPLOSION at Ariana Grande Concert video 5/22/2017
- Aftermath of the incident at an Ariana Grande concert