Reports suggest that the United Kingdom has set the threat level to Critical following the bombing of the Manchester Arena Bombing for the first time in a decade.
The Bombing which occurred at the Manchester Arena on Monday night shortly after an Ariana Grande concert during her Dangerous Woman Tour. Reports confirm that the attack killed around 22 people and injured around 50 people. The bombing has been marked as the deadliest attack on British soil since the London subway bombings in 2005.
The explosions were reported at approximately 10:45 p.m just after the concert had finished. The cause of the blasts was not immediately confirmed. Witnesses at the scene described the panic that rang out in the arena.
Majid Khan, 22, said she heard a “huge bomb-like bang that caused a huge panic with everyone trying to flee the arena.” She said, “Everyone was in a huge state of panic, calling each other as some had gone to the toilet whilst this had gone off, so it was just extremely disturbing for everyone there.”
On Tuesday night reports from CNN confirmed that Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the threat level in the UK had gone to “critical” the highest threat level in a decade.
Ariana Grande canceled the rest of her tour after news broke out about the bombings as she expressed her grief on Twitter following her condolences message to the victims.
A number of the victims have been identified from the bombings including 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, 18-year-old Georgina Callander, and 26-year-old John Atkinson.
Reports have confirmed that the suicide bomber has been identified as Salman Abedi.
The Manchester Chief Constable, Ian Hopkins has revealed that the Police have so far made 8 arrests with the officers seizing important items during the raids that led to the arrest of the suspects that were allegedly had connections with the suicide bomber.