19 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Posted May 23, 2017

Several hours after an explosion characterized as a "terrorist incident" killed 19 people after her concert tour stop at Manchester Arena in England, pop star Ariana Grande said she is "broken" in the wake of the horrific tragedy. "From the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry", she continued. "I don't have words", she wrote on Twitter.

Reports of an explosion in the foyer of the United Kingdom concert venue came around 10:35 p.m. local time Monday night (May 22) following Grande's show.

Nineteen people have died after a blast tore through a pop concert at Manchester Arena in a suspected terror attack, police have said.

"We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack", she said in a statement.

The concert was part of Grande's Dangerous Woman tour.

A woman who brought her daughter to the Arena last night told Sky News that the venue was "full of attractive girls... and families".

Greater Manchester Police tweeted that emergency services were "responding to serious incident at Manchester Arena".

We stand in solidarity with our law enforcement counterparts in the U.K.as they commence the hard task of conducting the investigation to identify the perpetrators and anyone who may have aided in this bombing, which has the earmarks of terrorism. British counter-terrorism police have said they are making on average an arrest every day in connection with suspected terrorism.

ORIGINAL: Emergency services have rushed to Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande was performing after reports that two loud "explosions" rocked the stadium.

Officials are investigating the incident as a possible suicide bombing. Manchester Arena has a capacity of 21,000 spectators but it was not clear how many people attended the show.

Pat Carney, the council's spokesman for the city centre, said police are treating the area as a "live site" and it was not known if there are other incidents in the area. Loads of people running away screaming down the road?!

She said her thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.

As concertgoers - many of them young fans of the singer - were beginning to leave the arena after Grande's closing set, an explosion rocked the area. My wife said, "I need to lie down".

The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security issued a statement saying it was working with its foreign counterparts to get information about the reported explosion.

"She's a handsome person", Landrau said. Her fans, proud "Arianators", were among those who took to Twitter with prayers and tears. It happened in the middle of an Ariana Grande concert Monday evening at Manchester Arena.

Braun went on to thank the emergency service workers who quickly came to the aid of affected concert-goers.

Grande's worldwide tour, promoting her 2016 album Dangerous Woman, was scheduled to continue Thursday at the O2 Arena in London.