Our hearts are broken to report that British authorities are reporting that there were fatalities in the area of the arena where Ariana Grande had performed in the United Kingdom on Monday evening (May 22). The explosion happened adjacent to the venue after the concert.
The Greater Manchester Police Department wrote on Facebook that emergency services were responding to an explosion at the Manchester Arena. Network television is reporting that eyewitnesses told them about a loud explosion near the arena. Grande was scheduled to perform a concert at the arena tonight.
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) May 23, 2017
There are not many details about the incident at this time. However, there are published reports that suggest there are a multiple fatalities.
Our hearts and prayers are with those affected by this tragedy.