LONDON – Reports of explosions thundered through a concert in Manchester, England, on Monday evening as Ariana Grande was ending. The London police reported multiple deaths and injuries as panicked spectators flooded the scene.
One witness said that “loud bangs” were heard throughout the arena and “everyone was screaming and running, there were coats and people's phones on the floor. People just dropped everything.”
Another witness said that they “saw young girls with blood on them, everyone was screaming and people were running.”
The NY Times reports that one explosion happened in the foyer of the arena, not the main event hall.
The tour was scheduled to continue at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday. According to Ariana's publicist, “Ariana is O.K.”
Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY😭 pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
— ♡♡ (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017
— Darryl Morris (@darrylmorris) May 22, 2017
Armed police seem to be working to clear the area around the arena. Armed response officers are running to check the surrounding area. pic.twitter.com/FlVn751vCG
— Adam McClean (@AdamMcCleanITV) May 22, 2017