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Manchester Police Arrest 23-Year-Old Man in Connection with Ariana Grande Concert Tragedy

Manchester Police Arrest 23-Year-Old Man in Connection with Ariana Grande Concert Tragedy

UPDATE: Police have released the suspect’s name as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, ABC News reports. Original reports say the man was 23, but his age has not been confirmed at this time.

Manchester Police have confirmed that they arrested someone, a 23-year-old man, in connection with the explosion that went off during an Ariana Grande concert on Monday (May 22) in England.

“With regards to last night’s incident at the Manchester arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester,” the police tweeted. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the explosion in an English-language video that is circulating.

Between 19 and 22 people have been killed in the tragedy and 59 have been injured, in the latest update given by police. Two victims’ names have been revealed including Georgina Callander, 18, and John Atkinson, 26, and Saffie Rose Roussos, who was just 8 years old.

Our continued thoughts are with those who have been affected by this tragedy.

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