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

The Queen Has Released a Statement About the Ariana Grande Concert Victims

The Queen Has Released a Statement About the Ariana Grande Concert Victims

Prime Minister Theresa May said the police knew the identity of the bomber, who died in the blast late Monday, saying he meant to cause "maximum carnage".

New Yorkers can expect to see an increase in explosive detection dogs, counterterrosim officers and bag check points, according to NYPD spokesman J. Peter Donald.

Greater Manchester Police announced earlier today that they have arrested a second man, aged 23, in connection with the attack.

Security experts have said that the sophistication of last night's attack means the person responsible would have had accomplices, even though they seemingly were not present at the time.

He detonated the device in the lobby area of the Manchester Arena concert hall as fans of all ages, many wearing bunny ears, were walking out. The arena foyer connects with Victoria train and tram station, a major hub on the northern edge of the city centre.

The group said in a statement published on its social media channels that "one of the caliphate's soldiers placed bombs among the crowds", and threatened more attacks.

Hayley Lunt was staying at a hotel nearby and had taken her 10-year-old daughter Abigail to her first concert at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.

Neighbor Natalie Daley said she was frightened by a loud bang on Tuesday afternoon, then police yelling "get in your houses - get away from the windows!"

Ariana Grande on Manchester Bombing: "I Am So So Sorry"
Witnesses said they saw bolts and other bits of metal, indicating the bomb may have contained shrapnel meant to maximize injuries. President Donald Trump reacted to the bombing while on a trip in the Middle East, calling those behind it " evil losers ".

Images from the scene show people running in a panic down stairs to escape the 21,000-seat arena amid the relentless screams of frightened children and young teenagers.

"I think all of them have families", said the man, who declined to be named, standing outside with his partner and son.

She said her thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected. Twitter and Facebook lit up with heartbreaking appeals for the missing.

Manchester Arena said the explosion happened "outside the venue in a public space".

DHS said it is closely monitoring the situation at Manchester Arena and working with United Kingdom officials to obtain additional information about the cause of the explosion.

Britain has been under a "severe" terror threat alert for three years and there has been an uptick in terror-related arrests in recent months. Police said the explosion is being judged a terrorist attack unless new information proves otherwise.

Eighty-nine concertgoers were killed and hundreds were injured.

Pop concerts and nightclubs have been a terrorism target before.

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