What Happened At Ariana Grande's Manchester Concert? There Are Reports Of "Explosions"
British police responded to an "incident" Monday evening as reports circulated about possible explosions at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, United Kingdom. Billboard reported that Grande's rep said she is OK and that her team is investigating what happened at the show. Police later confirmed that there have been "a number" of fatalities. A statement from the Greater Manchester Police read:
Concert attendees posted videos online of the chaos at Manchester Arena after reporting that two "loud bangs" were heard during the show. Local police have only confirmed that they responded to an incident, but they have not yet said what that incident was. Train lines leaving the Manchester Victoria station have been blocked, Reuters reported.
A young woman told The Guardian:
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY😭 pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE— ♡♡ (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017
At least 19 people were killed and around 50 were injured, police confirmed. It's currently being treated as a potential terrorist attack.