Police Call Manchester Bombing at Ariana Grande Concert a Terrorist Attack
Many bystanders were affected by the Manchester Bombing in England yesterday. England is considered safe due to their strict banning of guns and weapons, was in shock when innocent concert-goers, who were mostly teens and pre-teens, fell victim to recent terrorist attack at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.
As a result, Ariana Tweeted the following below. Due to the attack, Ariana Grande has suspended her tour. It was to ensure the safety of her fans. Ariana Grande lives for her fans. Sources say that Grande and her entourage were unharmed during the attack. Her Twitter has been inactive ever since the last tweet.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
What We Know About The Manchester Bombing
A sold out show in Manchester, England ended in fatalities, chaos and dismay. The Manchester bombing has been taking over our social platforms. It has hit news screens all over the world. It is the recent bombing attack in Manchester, England that took place at the end of Ariana Grande’s show. Manchester was a stop on her tour.
According to news sources, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb as people were leaving the show. As a result, the bomber killed and injured many. The death toll has risen to 22 people. Sadly, a majority of the fatalities were children.
Officials said 59 other people were wounded in the Manchester bombing. Also some who suffered life-threatening injuries and several others who remain missing.
Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable, Ian Hopkins, told reporters that they have been treating the attack as a terrorist attack. They are currently establishing whether the bomber was acting alone or part of a network.
Investigators said they believe they know the culprit’s identity but have not released any information yet.
Taken into custody, a 23 year old man was arrested in Manchester under the suspicion of being connected with the attack. ISIS is claiming responsibility for the attack by has not provided any evidence.
The Manchester Bombing and Westminster Attack
Not too long ago, this incident follows another recent attack in Westminster London near parliament. According to Wikipedia, on 22 March 2017, a terrorist attack took place in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster in London, which is the seat of the British Parliament. The attacker, 52-year-old Briton Khalid Masood, drove a car into pedestrians on the pavement along the south side of Westminster Bridge and Bridge Street. As a result, more than 50 people were injured, four of them fatally. After, the car crashed into the perimeter fence of the Palace grounds. Masood abandoned it and ran into New Palace Yard where he fatally stabbed an unarmed police officer. Then, he was shot by an armed police officer and died at the scene. The attack lasted about 82 seconds.
Unfortunately, the terrorist threat level in Britain is considered severe – the second highest rung on a five point scale, meaning a terrorist attack is likely – and authorities are on the look out.
Proceeding the Manchester attack, London’s Victoria coach station was evacuated. A suspect package was found in the vicinity. The devastating incidents are pulling the community closer together, families, friends, and strangers all over the world are offering support to those affected.
We hold heavy hearts for all harmed in the bombing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.
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