Ariana Grande’s performance at U.K.’s Manchester Arena ended in mass chaos tonight. Immediately after the pop star’s performance, a loud explosion took place inside the venue sending concert attendees rushing for the exit.
Billboard has received word that the pop star is doing “okay” at this time. According to nearby residents of the venue, the explosion was so loud that it was felt from even outside the venue. Police have confirmed that there are fatalities and armed forces have been dispatched to handle the situation. The story is currently still developing and there are no confirmed explanations for the explosion during this time. Check out clips from inside the arena below and stay tuned as the story continues to unravel.
Latest statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/BEpLOan3dY
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017
EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY😭 pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE
— ♡♡ (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017
Two loud bangs heard around Manchester arena. People running out of the arena. No idea what’s going on pic.twitter.com/KaRzQckvEE
— Alan Brennan (@alanbmufc92) May 22, 2017
Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
Ambulances out in force heading to Manchester Arena after all lining up on Thompson street fire station. pic.twitter.com/vpAFFUG0MI
— Sam Ward (@SamWardMCR) 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