Manchester suicide bomber named by police as Salman Abedi

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Manchester suicide bomber named by police as Salman Abedi

Greater Manchester Police have named the suicide bomb suspect as Salman Abedi, 22.

The attack on Monday night at Manchester Arena, which killed 22 people, including children, was carried out by a suicide bomber who died at the scene. Some 59 people were also injured in the blast.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told journalists: “I can confirm that the man suspected of carrying out last night’s atrocity has been named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. However, he has not yet been formally identified and I wouldn’t wish, therefore, to comment further.

“The priority remains to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network.”

Hopkins added that a 23-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the attack. Hopkins says police have also exercised two warrants, one in Whalley Range and one in Fallowfield, that included a controlled explosion to enable a safe entry.

British police had asked the media to hold off on publishing the attackers name. Several American news organizations including CBS and NBC ignored the request, however, citing anonymous US officials who leaked the details from their conversations with British authorities.


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Date Posted: Tue, 23 May 2017, 03:18 pm

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