By: Mira Kelley
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Manchester, England - According to sources a terror attack occurred last night around 10:35pm (local) at the Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert where a bomb exploded killing at least 22 people and injuring about 56. Apparently a suicide bomber outside of the venue detonated the bomb (which also contained nuts and bolts) when many were leaving. Police are currently trying to discover if the suspect acted alone or if this is going to be a part of something bigger. Meanwhile, Ariana Grande and crew are said to be okay but truly devastated:
Police are advising people to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena at all cost. This includes Victoria Station which has been closed and canceled until further notice. The Department of Homeland Security has issued this statement for United States citizens abroad and all concerned about the incident:
"The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the situation at Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom. We are working with our foreign counterparts to obtain additional information about the cause of the reported explosion as well as the extent of injuries and fatalities.
Anyone in Manchester displaced by the attack are urged to follow and monitor #RoomForManchester to get help with finding a place to stay. The Telegraph is calling this the worst attack in London since July 2005 where a suicide bomber killed 52. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Manchester and all affected by these tragic events. (source: Fox News, The Telegraph and Liverpool)