A number of ‘loud explosions’ have been reported at Manchester Arena tonight.
Reports are surfacing that an incident occurred while Ariana Grande performed.
If anyone sees anything on the news we are safe. Huge explosion in Manchester arena have no idea what's happened but are out now
— Joseph-Patrick (@JoeMcElhone_) May 22, 2017
What the fuck just happened in manchester arena?! Explosion everyone has run out, blood and smoke
— Nikki (@LilNikkiLoo) May 22, 2017
Wtf is happening in Manchester arena? Massive bang & everyone is running & screaming, people are crying
— Rebecca B (@RebeccaBx) May 22, 2017
Two loud bangs heard around Manchester arena. People running out of the arena. No idea what's going on pic.twitter.com/KaRzQckvEE
— Alan Brennan (@alan_brennan92) May 22, 2017
— Boo 🐾 🌷 (@P4tR10tBoo) May 22, 2017
Greater Manchester Police has confirmed there is an ongoing incident at the Arena and have advised for everyone to stay away from the area.
Police responded to reports of an incident at Manchester Arena. Please stay away from the area. More details to follow….
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
A source told Mirror that a speaker exploding at the end of the gig may have been mistaken for gunshots or an explosion, but this cannot be confirmed.
Sebastian Diaz, 19, told UNILAD:
Just finished and about to leave into the foyer and there was a massive bang, people stood still and panicked. We were going to go back but we got trapped and sprinted out. People didn’t know where to go and loads of young girls were crying.
There is currently a large number of police vehicles and ambulances at the venue.
For the latest updates, check out the UNILAD homepage.