British Police Confirm Deaths After Reported Explosion At Manchester Arena Concert

Hopkins said a man detonated what appears to have been an improvised explosive device.

Grande's sister in MA said last night she had not heard from the pop star, but Grande tweeted an hour later: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words".

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "Heartbreaking news from Manchester. Emergency numbers have been established for anyone who is concerned for loved ones who may not have returned home 0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900". Ball bearings have been recovered. "There was a gentleman on the floor with his leg all bleeding and a woman with blood down one side of her face", the bartender, who gave his name as Tyler, told the Press Association.

He said he lay down next to his wife for up to an hour, until she was stretchered on a table to an ambulance.

"I just heard this massive bang and then everyone just started running towards us screaming and crying".

"This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we would never see." said Mr Hopkins.

Delgago said: "There were people on the floor".

"We've got four girls here - trying to get them sorted to get picked up".

"It was one loud bang - it was so loud", Bruce said.

Manchester Fire and Rescue described the incident as "utterly heartbreaking" and asked people not to dial 999 "unless you really need us".

He described people panicking.

There was mass panic after the explosion at the end of the concert, which was part of Grande's The Dangerous Woman Tour. Some eyewitnesses said it happened in the foyer of the arena just after the concert ended.

Shocking pictures and video footage have shown the bloodied injured leaving the 21,000 capacity arena as passers-by rushed to try and help. "Everyone just trampled over us just to get out", Jessica, a concert-goer, told BBC radio. The source said, "She is incapable of performing for anyone".

"At this time, we have no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving music venues in the United States", the department said in a statement.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement that officials "are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack". Our thoughts are with those 22 victims that we now know have died, the 59 people who have been injured and their loved ones.

It is understood police are responding to the incident. "Terrible incident in Manchester".

"We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers".

Grande entered the public eye when she was cast on the Nickelodeon sitcom "Victorious", playing the talented but at times aloof high school student Cat Valentine.

The 23-year-old pop star allegedly remains inconsolable, and speculation is mounting on social media that Grande may have been taken to hospital although this is unconfirmed.

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