Police treating Manchester Arena explosion as terror attack

Police in Manchester, England say a deadly event at an Ariana Grande concert Monday is being treated as a terrorist attack.

Latest on attack:

19 people dead and around 50 injured, Greater Manchester Police say

Explosions reported at 10:35 p.m. on Monday night, local time

Law enforcement officials say a suicide bombing is the likely reason for the blast. A male at the scene has been identified as the probable attacker

UK Prime Minister Theresa May described the incident as an "appalling terrorist attack"

The incident took place outside the venue in a public space, Manchester Arena says. Venue held 20,000 people, many young fans

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a statement in the wake of the Manchester blast:

“We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack," the statement said.

"All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.”

Greater Manchester Police said in a statement that they were treating the blast as a "terrorist incident until police know otherwise."

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