Police confirm 19 people are reported dead and around another 50 injured following reports of an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
The explosion is being treated as a terrorist situation until further evidence is provided. A law enforcement source claimed the two explosions contained nails, also insisting more than 20 casualties.
The source said that one person was detained in a vehicle but it is not clear what, if any, involvement that potential suspect may have had in the incident.
A rep for Ariana Grande confirmed she was unharmed in the incident.
Police advised the public to avoid the Manchester area and evacuated the Victoria Station.
“Due to an incident involving the emergency services [Manchester Victoria] has been evacuated,” Northern train service officials said. “We will provide further updates when possible
Zach Bruce, who was at the concert, described the scene on the phone to CBSN.
“It was one loud bang — it was so loud,” Bruce said.
Asked if he would describe it as an explosion, he said yes — “It was an explosion.”
He described people panicking.
“I didn’t know what was going on,” he said.
We are sending our love to the families of those lost during this traumatic incident and hope for a speedy conclusion to this story.
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