Law enforcement officials in Britain have said that one man detonated the bomb in a suicide attack, and they have arrested a 23-year old in connection with the incident. British authorities identified the bomber as Salman Abedi, 23, according to a USA law enforcement official who has been briefed on the matter but was not authorized to speak publicly.
Before naming Abedi police revealed that a man carrying explosives acted alone and died in the attack, which took place in a foyer outside the venue just as Grande was wrapping up her concert. Police say a man was arrested, adding, "This is not now believed to connected to last night's attacks".
Greater Manchester Police said the bomber was killed in the attack. One other person was arrested at the Arndale Centre, although authorities said it was not immediately clear whether the person was connected with the bombing.
Hours after the arrest, police set off a controlled explosion and raided a house about 3.5 miles south of the arena. An unnamed European security official told The Associated Press that Abedi was a Briton of Libyan descent.
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Hill, who was with her teenage daughter Kennedy, added: "We ran, we picked up a young girl on our way who was hyperventilating saying she had lost her mom".
Prime Minister Theresa May said in a speech earlier that police and security services knew the identity of the attacker but would not name him at the time to protect the interests of the investigation.
Take That, formed in Manchester, also cancelled their Tuesday night concert in Liverpool and May 25-27 dates in Manchester "out of respect" for the victims of the attack which left 22 people dead.
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The Islamic State said Tuesday that a "caliphate soldier" was responsible for the attack.
Matulono said she had been on her way to pick up Katrina when her phone lit up with messages from friends, telling her about the attack.
The 32-year-old singer stopped by Elvis Duran and The Morning Show on Tuesday, where she commented on the tragedy that was clearly on everyone's mind. "As people were coming out of the glass doors I heard a bang and within a split second I saw a white flash, then smoke and then I heard screaming", he said. But authorities say there was a only single explosion and have not reported the discovery of any other devices.
May visited Manchester Town Hall to read tributes following the attack, which killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in the city.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham described the attack as "our darkest of nights". "As we came outside to Victoria Station, there were just people all over the floor covered in blood".
Britain's third biggest city was hit in 1996 by a massive auto bomb planted at a shopping centre by Irish Republican Army paramilitaries which wounded more than 200 people.