Britain went in to crisis mode following an apparent terror attack at Manchester Arena shortly after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.
This is what was reported soon after the blast(s) at around 10:30pm:
Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
Videos from the panic inside the arena quickly spread across social media.
#BREAKING Chaos inside #ArianaGrande concert in UK. Police are responding to “serious incident.” Possible explosions. #ManchesterArena @WPTV pic.twitter.com/j042FcSJEh
— Chris Stewart (@CStewartWPTV) May 22, 2017
BREAKING! Serious Incident possibly 2 explosions (unconfirmed) @ArianaGrande #ManchesterArena pic.twitter.com/c3ne0Ph7bs (via @mikeyworrall1) ????
— B’s blog (@WindsorFellow) May 22, 2017
People rushing out of arena #Manchester #ManchesterArena pic.twitter.com/hE1O6GK0JH
— John (@tdsdrive) May 22, 2017
It was suspected the blast was a terrorist incident.
One Twitter user claims to have captured the moment the explosion could be heard.
this is the explosion that went off in Manchester arena #Manchesterarena pic.twitter.com/3T1cxyoiFy
— ???? (@petalviews) May 22, 2017
@BBCBreaking took outside the arena after the incident #ManchesterArena #manchester pic.twitter.com/TmwFBwSadO
— Oliver Tweats (@tweatstweets) May 22, 2017
Convoys of Ambulances responding to an explosion at a #Manchester music venue, #England. pic.twitter.com/OKAogy8Rcr
— Live From Mogadishu (@Daudoo) May 22, 2017
Bomb disposal teams were called to the venue and armed police were soon at the scene.
Bomb disposal going into the arena. pic.twitter.com/FG3g4CkpoM
— Frances Perraudin (@fperraudin) May 22, 2017