Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

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Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said police are treating the blast as an act of terrorism "until we know otherwise".

For years, the capital of 8 million with hundreds of thousands of weekly tourists and dozens of transit hubs had prepared for and feared a major terror attack.

The explosion struck near the exit around 10:30 p.m. Monday as Grande was ending the concert, part of her Dangerous Woman Tour.

She called last night, "A callous terrorist attack" and went on to say that it "targeted some of the youngest people in our country".

The attack was termed as a "terrorist attack" and was carried out by a suicide bomber who detonated the bomb at the end of the concert.

US law enforcement officials have been informed that the leading theory is that the Manchester Arena incident was the work of a suicide bomber, though they caution that this is preliminary information, according to a senior law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. Injured people are now being treated in six hospitals across Manchester.

"Many paramedics, doctors and nurses have worked valiantly, amid traumatic and awful scenes to save lives and care for the wounded. the attempt to divide us met countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together".

Manchester, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northwest of London, is one of Britain's largest cities and Manchester Arena is one of the world's largest indoor concert venues.

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Greater Manchester Police announced earlier today that they have arrested a second man, aged 23, in connection with the attack . The arena foyer connects with Victoria train and tram station, a major hub on the northern edge of the city centre.

"Furthermore, a number of additional security measures were implemented following the attacks in Stockholm last April (when a hijacked truck was deliberately driven on to a city street killing five people)". Fighting back tears, she said she was scared by the prospect of attending another one.

Charlotte Campbell called hospitals, police and set up an appeal on social media before calling radio and television networks to try to find her 15-year-old daughter Olivia.

"I just heard a loud bang right after the concert", Ivo Delgado told NBC News.

Grande later said on Twitter: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry". Concertgoers said that they saw nuts and bolts littering the ground near the blast scene and that the smell of explosives hung in the air.

Jake Taylor, a former security guard at the arena, said its layout makes absolute safety impossible, as it is housed in the bustling Victoria train station.

Eyewitness accounts describe scenes of utter chaos and horror.

"Many terrorists arrested in mowing down of pedestrians outside Westminster London in March were from Manchester - hotbed of Islamic radicals", he tweeted.

If the incident is confirmed as a terrorist attack it would be the most deadly in Britain since the London subway bombings in 2005.

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