UK police make 7th arrest, seize ‘suspicious package’ in widening Manchester bombing probe
Report: British police are continuing their searches and raids in connection with the Manchester Arena suicide bomber attack, bringing the number of suspects arrested in the fast moving investigation to seven people.
“As it stands, six men and one woman have been arrested in conjunction with the investigation and remain in custody for questioning,” police said in a statement Wednesday evening, following searches at an address in Nuneaton, central England where a man was arrested.
Abedi detonated the bomb Monday night as fans were leaving a pop concert by the American singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena. The explosion killed 22 people, including a police officer and an 8-year-old girl. The bomber’s remains were found at the scene, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
At least 64 people were wounded, a third of them critically. Many victims were teenagers and young girls, with parents in tow, who idolized Ms. Grande.
Ariana officially canceled all concerts on her “Dangerous Woman” European tour through June 5 and asked fans to support “all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence.”
The police arrested five men and one woman in the Manchester area — bringing the total number of people in British custody to seven, including Mr. Abedi’s older brother.