UK Police Arrest Man In Relation To Manchester attack

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Monday’s deadly terror attack in Manchester, U.K. police said on Tuesday.

“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,” Greater Manchester Police said.

Two victims have been identified so far: eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos and 18-year-old student Georgina Callender.

At least 22 people were killed on Monday night when a man detonated a device in the foyer area of the Manchester Arena at the end of a pop concert, injuring 59 others.

It is feared the death toll will climb as some of the patients are in critical condition, 12 of them under the age of 16, healthcare services said.

Greater Manchester police also said they have “executed warrants, one in Whalley Range and one in Fallowfield, where a controlled explosion took place as part of the investigation into last night’s horrific attack”.

Meanwhile, terror group Daesh apparently claimed responsibility for the killings in a web statement.

The arena had been hosting a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande and thousands of children and teenagers were among the crowd.

Prime Minister Theresa May said the identity of the perpetrator was known to police but added the authorities would not be revealing more information for the moment.

She said many of the 59 casualties being treated across eight regional hospitals had life-threatening injuries.

All campaigning ahead of the country’s June 8 general election has now been suspended, May added.

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<strong>Anadolu Agency</strong>


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