British police have said they are treating the blast at the arena in Manchester at the end of a concert by US artist Ariana Grande as a “terrorist incident”. More than 50 individuals were injured.
Twitter accounts affiliated to Islamic State have used hashtags referring to the blast to post celebratory messages however there has been no official claim.
British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the occurrence. “We are working to set up the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” she said in an announcement.
Greater Manchester police said in an announcement, “This is right now being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise.”
The blast occurred at the venue of pop singer Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Venue just as the concert was ending.