Ariana Grande announces benefit concert for Manchester

Michele Moreno
June 2, 2017

British authorities say they believe the 22-year-old bomber was given the explosives used to kill himself and others at the pop concert.

Abedi's family lived at more than one address in the city, including a property at Elsmore Road in the Fallowfield area that was raided by police.

United Kingdom police initially said they believed bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted alone, but on Wednesday they revised their analysis, saying they were investigating "a network".

The UK terror threat level remains "critical", meaning another attack could be imminent and additional Army and armed police officers are patrolling major sites, including the transport network, across the UK.

Two other people were taken into custody and then released.

British police on Friday arrested a man in the Manchester suburb of Moss Side in connection to the attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena, news agency Reuters reported. The youngest fatality of the attack was 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos; of the 59 injured, a dozen were under the age of 16, authorities confirmed.

Greater Manchester Police officials hope to resume normal intelligence relationships with the US soon, the report added, but they are now "furious" about recent leaks - suspected to have been made by American law enforcement.

Abedi, 22, was a British citizen born to Libyan parents and grew up around Manchester.

Gallagher tweeted that he was "in total shock and absolutely devastated" by the attack.

Despite the alert, police have urged people to go out and enjoy themselves over the three-day holiday weekend.

'We will not quit or operate in fear.

'We won't let hate win, ' the singer wrote in a touching tribute.

Salman Abedi flew into Dusseldorf from Manchester about four days before getting on a flight back to England, Sky News reported, citing German intelligence.

On Monday night, an explosion occurred outside the Manchester Arena at the end of U.S. singer Ariana Grande's concert, leaving at least 22 people dead and dozens more injured.

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