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UK: 23-year-old man arrested over Manchester concert attack01:18

UK: 23-year-old man arrested over Manchester concert attack

United Kingdom, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy
May 23, 2017 at 17:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

A 23-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday morning outside Morrisons supermarket in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, south Manchester, in connection with the Monday evening's concert attack.

Local citizen Louise Appleyard, who witnessed the arrest, said that she saw "five men in balaclavas and police hats" who "were from the terrorist unit and they just held him [suspect] down, handcuffed him."

On Monday night an assailant detonated an explosive device on his person towards the end of a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena, as attendees were leaving the premises at around 22:35 local time (21:35 GMT).

At least 22, many of them children, were killed and a further 59 injured in the attack. Police believe that there was only one assailant in the stadium, who reportedly died at the scene of the blast after detonating an explosive device.

The so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack. One person has been arrested in connection with the blast.

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A 23-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday morning outside Morrisons supermarket in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, south Manchester, in connection with the Monday evening's concert attack.

Local citizen Louise Appleyard, who witnessed the arrest, said that she saw "five men in balaclavas and police hats" who "were from the terrorist unit and they just held him [suspect] down, handcuffed him."

On Monday night an assailant detonated an explosive device on his person towards the end of a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena, as attendees were leaving the premises at around 22:35 local time (21:35 GMT).

At least 22, many of them children, were killed and a further 59 injured in the attack. Police believe that there was only one assailant in the stadium, who reportedly died at the scene of the blast after detonating an explosive device.

The so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack. One person has been arrested in connection with the blast.

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