ISIS claims responsibility for suicide bombing; Manchester police have man in custody

A screenshot of a video posted on Twitter after an explosion occurred at an Airana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the apparent ISIS suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert.

Police say the man was arrested in south Manchester on Tuesday, a day after the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59, many of them teenagers.

They have not provided details about the man who has been arrested or the suicide bomber, according to the Associated Press.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said police and security staff in Manchester believe they know identity of the apparent suicide bomber who carried out the attack, but they are not revealing the name for the time being.

Earlier, May said that it is “beyond doubt” that Britain and the city of Manchester have fallen victim to “a callous terrorist attack.”

“This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice,” she said.

President Donald Trump condemned the “evil losers” responsible for the deadly attack and called on leaders in the Middle East in particular to help root out violence.

“The terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society forever,” Trump said during remarks in Bethlehem alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “This wicked ideology must be obliterated.”

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, writing online, “a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders gatherings” then detonated them.”

They claimed “30 Crusaders were killed and 70 others were wounded,” higher than the totals confirmed by authorities in Manchester.

This is a developing story.


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