MANCHESTER, England — British police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested in Manchester in connection with theat an arena in the city that killed 22 people and wounded dozens of others.
Greater Manchester Police said the man was detained Friday night in Rusholme, an inner city area of Manchester, “on suspicion of offenses contrary to the terrorism act.”
A police statement didn’t provide any details about why the man was arrested, but noted that the department’s investigation of Monday’s bombing after an Ariana Grande concert was “fast-moving.”
The man, whose identity remains unknown, is one of nine men who are being held for questioning in England following Monday’s attack.
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Two other people were taken into custody and then released.
Since the deadly bombing, police have carried out a number of raids around the southern Moss Side district of the city, where.
Authorities say additional evidence suggests the suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, may have been more directly connected to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) than originally believed. The terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.
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On Friday, American singer Ariana Grandein which she announced that she will return to the city to meet fans and victims of the deadly bombing.
During her visit, Grande plans to hold a benefit concert to honor and raise money for those affected by the attack. Details of the benefit concert were not immediately known.
The singer implied her Dangerous Woman tour will resume at a later date.
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