Ariana Grande's U.K. Concert Ends With Explosion; 19 people Confirmed Dead
This is devastating news. According to reports surfacing online right now, Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England ended with multiple fatalities and injuries on Monday (May 22) TMZ reports.
The Greater Manchester Police responded to “reports of an explosion” at the Manchester Arena, where Ariana was performing her “Dangerous Woman Tour.” “There are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured,” tweeted authorities. “Please AVOID the area as first responders work tirelessly at the scene.”
A witness named Evie Brewster told The Daily Mail that the explosion had fans “screaming and running for the exit” shortly after Grande’s final song of the night. A rep told Billboard that Ariana herself is okay.
Check out some footage of the chaotic scene (below). We’ll continue to keep you posted on this developing story…
Update: TMZ reports at least 19 people have been confirmed dead, and police are now treating this as a terrorist attack. They believe the device was a “nail bomb.”
Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY😭 pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
— hannah 🐝 (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017
— aimi (@touchedher) May 22, 2017
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 22, 2017