At least 19 people were killed and more than 50 injured after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena in England.
In a report from NBC News, police stated the attack was perpetrated by a suicide bomber wearing a backpack. The explosion took place outside the arena with a 21,000-seat venue, which is near the Manchester Victoria transit station, as the concert ended at about 10:35 p.m. local time (5:35 p.m. ET), catching people as they exited. The incident marks the worst terrorist attack in U.K. since the July 2005 London bombings.
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY😭 pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
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A “bang” was heard at 10:33 p.m. London time, after Grande had performed her last song and people began exiting the venue. Universal Music representative Joseph Carrozza told Rolling Stone the pop singer is “okay.” An hour later, Grande tweeted: ‘Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.’
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) May 22, 2017