I had no idea who she was. Found the first Googled video and it had hundreds of millions of views. Listened to it for a few seconds and understood what a reporter for CBS meant said when he said, “The last time I listened to Ariana Grande I almost died too.”
If Brits were smart every family member of the fucks involved in this, every friend of the fucks involved in this, every member of any mosque associated with the fucks involved in this ought to be either shot or deported.
The bomber also died when he detonated an improvised explosive device at about 10:33 p.m. local time (5:33 p.m. ET) on Monday, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters.
Authorities said 59 other people were injured.
The incident sparked a nightlong search for loved ones as frantic parents tried to locate their children, and groups of friends scattered by the explosion sought each another.
Video shot inside the 21,000-capacity venue showed teenagers screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pink balloons. Some fans were still wearing the star’s trademark kitten ears as they fled.
More than 400 officers were deployed in what Hopkins described as a “fast-moving investigation.”
“We have been treating this as a terrorist incident,” Hopkins said. “Our priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network.”
Rohit Kachroo, security editor for NBC News’ U.K. partner ITV News, reported that nuts and bolts were spotted in the arena’s foyer but police would not comment on whether victims had suffered wounds from shrapnel.
British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned what she called “an appalling terrorist attack.”
Police said the explosion took place outside the arena catching people as they exited, triggering chaos inside the venue.
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U.S. officials said initial reports indicated that some of the injuries might have been caused by a stampede of concertgoers.
Hopkins confirmed that children were among the dead and warned of “difficult days ahead.”
Police said emergency services received 240 calls after the incident and victims were taken to eight hospitals.