Multiple fatalities have been reported at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, United Kingdom, amid reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena Monday night, according to local police officials. Videos posted to social media showed an intense police response in the streets surrounding the venue, as the Greater Manchester police warned people to stay away from the area. Witnesses reported a loud bang, and then mayhem, as concert-goers tried to flee the arena.
UK police: “A number of fatalities” after reports of an explosion at Ariana Grande concert. https://t.co/RgYcXGZ7q6
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 22, 2017
Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
The arena holds around 20,000 fans.
This is a developing story and will be updated.