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LONDON – The Latest on an explosion at a Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, which the authorities say multiple people have been killed. (all times are local):

3:35 pm

The Department of Homeland Security says that there is no evidence of a credible threats against music venues in the US, England, the roles of an explosion in a Ariana Grande concert late Monday.

The department says the AMERICAN public can have increased security in and around public places and events.

DHS says it is closely monitoring the situation at Manchester Arena and working with UK officials to obtain additional information about the cause of the explosion.

The government urges AMERICAN citizens in Manchester to listen to the instructions of the local authorities and watch over their safety.

The blast killed at least 19 people injured and dozens. Police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.


3:20 pm

Frantic loved ones of young people missing after an explosion at a Ariana Grande concert have taken to Twitter and Instagram with their pictures and requests for help.

Many Manchester residents responded early Tuesday, with offers of shelter, and details on locations where the moved concert-goers were taken.

The 23-year-old Grande, true to its youthful fan-base, is a social media phenomenon with 105 million followers on Instagram and 45.6 million followers on Twitter. Her fans proud “Arianators,” were among those on Twitter with prayers and tears.

Co-stars offered condolences.

Taylor Swift tweeted: “My thoughts, prayers, and tears for all those affected by the Manchester drama tonight. I send all my love.”

Ellie Goulding, Cher (fresh from a night on the Billboard Awards) and Katy Perry were among other things to tweet their support.


3 hours

Greater Manchester Police say they are working with national police and intelligence services in what is considered to be a terrorist incident.

Police said Tuesday morning they are still gathering information about the incident and the setting up of a telephone hot line to help people find loved ones. The police said there were 19 confirmed deaths.

Authorities are also asking the public to stay away from the area around Manchester, where an explosion disrupted a crowded pop concert of the American artist Ariana Grande.

The British government is planning an emergency Cabinet for later Monday morning.


2:45 pm

The british Prime Minister Theresa May says the government is working on learning the full details of the blast that killed 19 people on Ariana Grande concert Monday night.

May says the government is trying to determine “the full details of what is being treated by the police as a terrible terrorist attack.”

She said that her thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected.

The government is expected to call an emergency cabinet to deal with the incident.


1:20 pm

Greater Manchester Police say 19 people have been confirmed dead in an explosion in Manchester, which is treated as a potential terrorist attack.

The police said around 50 people were injured. The police said that the incident began at 10:35 Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert.

Emergency vehicles were on the scene helping the injured and the bomb disposal units were later seen outside the hall.

There was mass panic after the explosion at the end of the concert, which was part of the Grande’s of The Dangerous Woman Tour.


1:05 pm

Bomb disposal units were seen at the Manchester Arena after an explosion during an Ariana Grande concert.

They were called to reports of an explosion that police said caused fatalities.

There were little direct data, and trains in the area were suspended.

A representative of the Grande OUR record label says the singer is OK, and they are investigating what happened.


11:55 pm

The police says that there are “a number of fatalities” after reports of an explosion in a Ariana Grande concert in the north of England.

The police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena Monday night.

There were no immediate details of what happened during the concert of the American singer.

Video of the inside of the arena showed concert goers screaming as they make their way from the middle of a sea of pink balloons.

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