Breaking: Explosion At Ariana Grande’s Manchester Concert Kills At Least 22 People

People attending Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday reportedly heard two loud bangs being described as “explosions.”

Some Twitter users are reporting they heard either a gun shot or a bomb. However, sources are telling The Mirror it could be a speaker that blew during the performance. “The noises were heard at the end of the show,” they claim.

Local police tweeted people to "stay away from the area.”

Ariana's rep confirms the pop star is "okay," adding "We are further investigating what happened."

UPDATE 1: Police have confirmed fatalities, though we do not know how many or what their cause of death was.

UPDATE 2: Via NBC News: "At least 20 people were killed and possibly "hundreds" of others were injures after one or more loud bangs were heard Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England, multiple law enforcement told NBC News."

UPDATE 3: There's video of what appears to be an explosion taken by a dash cam:


UPDATE 4: Police confirm at least 19 people are dead and more than 50 people injured.

UPDATE 4: The Manchester police have released an official statement:

An emergency line has been designated for those concerned for the whereabouts of loved ones:

UPDATE 5: Manchester police have confirmed the death toll has risen to 22, with 59 injured. The attacker was one man who also died at the scene.

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