Question: How many police officers were in the area when the explosion happened and how much security was present since this was considered a soft target? Venue’s such this should be TOUGH TARGETS when you have such a large number of people.
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Manchester Bombing Suspect Identified as Salman Abedi
By Paul | Commentator | May 23, 2017 9:32AM
Last night, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb outside of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, killing 22 and injuring dozens more.
Now, the bomber has reportedly been identified.
In the hours since the attack, reports are surfacing that the bombing suspect is a 23-year old man named Salman Abedi.
From CBS News:
CBS News confirmed Tuesday that the man who blew himself up the previous night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was 23-year-old Salman Abedi, who was known to British authorities prior to the attack.
In a generic statement posted online, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Abedi’s suicide bomb attack, which left 22 people dead, including children, at one of the entrances to the Manchester Arena.
Officials said one man was arrested Tuesday in southern Manchester in connection with the attack, and urged people to avoid the center of the city as operations continued. Police and British Prime Minister Theresa May made it clear the focus of the investigation was to determine whether the bomber “was acting alone, or was part of a wider group.”
ISIS issued its claim of responsibility in a brief, generic statement that did not identify the bomber and appeared to get some of the facts of the attack wrong. It claimed a “caliphate soldier managed to place a number of devices among a gathering of crusaders in Manchester, and detonated them.”
After the attack, President Trump issued a powerful response, calling the individuals responsible for the attack “evil losers” seeking to do harm in this world.
The President also stressed that the United States stands with the United Kingdom:
At this time, U.S. officials have not verified whether or not ISIS was officially behind the attack, as they are known for taking credit for terrorist attacks around the world. ISIS has routinely encouraged terrorists to use so-called “soft targets” and many attacks throughout the world have been “ISIS inspired” but not directly coordinated by the terrorist group itself.
Should Britain tighten immigration after the latest terror attack?
Absolutely. Now what will the leader of Great Britain’s next step be? They need to round up all of the people they know are terrorists and monitor them more closely.