Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

British police name Manchester attacker as Salman Abedi

"I don't have words". By 11:44, they were reporting "confirmed fatalities".

In the hours since the attack, the first victim has been identified: Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old health and social work student who died at the hospital shortly after the attack.

Flags are also flying at half-mast outside the venue as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives.

Meanwhile, concerned adults in the area attempted to look after displaced children.

The second victim to be named was Saffie Rose Roussos, who was just 8.

"I did nothing that nobody else would do", she told Rolling Stone.

He added: "If I didn't help, I wouldn't be able to live with myself for walking away and leaving kids like that".

And another said: "I feel sick to my stomach that this has happened".

Greater Manchester Police say they are working with national police and intelligence agencies in what is being treated as a terrorist incident. Dan Coats, the US director of intelligence, says that connection has not yet been verified. Police had dispatched more patrolmen on Tuesday and Hopkins reported that more than 400 had worked on the investigation overnight.

Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by the explosion at Manchester Arena. They did not reveal his identity or any other information.

Britain's terror threat level raised to 'critical' following Manchester attack
Salman Abedi "probably" attended the Manchester Islamic Centre, also known as the Didsbury Mosque, officials at the mosque said. The group said the attack aimed to terrorise " response to their transgressions against the lands of the Muslims".

"I thought we were going to die". At one of the homes, located in the Fallowfield district, police carried out a controlled demolition of a suspicious device, reports Reuters.

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena's bars at about 10:35 p.m. but there were few further details.

SMG, a venue management company, released a statement Tuesday morning, saying that Manchester Arena management is assisting law enforcement.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to chair a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee later Tuesday. One woman whom the Press Association reported lives across from Manchester Arena told the news agency she "just heard a huge bang from my bed, came out to the front of my apartments (we're on the top floor so have ideal view) and everyone was running away in big crowds".

U.S. President Donald Trump, on a visit to the West Bank city of Bethlehem, called the perpetrators "evil losers" and said "this wicked ideology must be obliterated".

They were called after reports of an explosion that police said caused fatalities.

Whether you're an average citizen or a mega-star, seeing so many lives taken in an instant will leave anyone shook up.

It should have been a night they grew up to wistfully remember.

"This wicked ideology must be obliterated".

Another neighbour told The Independent the property had been home to "rotating" groups of young men over recent years - during which time he said there had been at least two shed fires in the back garden. "We have a long history in Greater Manchester of communities standing together during hard times".

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