Update: Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Deadly Manchester Arena Attack
The Islamic State group says one of its members is responsible for the blast that left more than 20 people dead and dozes more injured in Manchester, England.
The Announcement comes less than an hour after Manchester Police confirmed they arrested a man in connection with the attack.
With regards to last night’s incident at the Manchester arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester.
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017
The attack happened Monday night as people were leaving pop singer Ariana Grande’s concert.
Thousands of terrified concert-goers ran for safety at Manchester Arena after hearing at least one explosion.
A suicide bomber is believed to have been behind the attack.
Investigators are treating it as an act of terrorism.
22 people are dead and at least 50 more are injured.
As of right now, no one has claimed responsibility.
Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader as we continue learning the latest details about this deadly blast.