Update 8:32 p.m.: The incident is being reported as a possible suicide blast and law enforcement sources have reported the number of deaths as 19, with at least 20 more injured. (CNBC)
An explosion of unknown circumstance has occurred during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. According to the New York Times, there have been multiple fatalities and many injured.
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Police have not released any information, but there was an immediate correlation between this and the attacks in Paris due to attacks on concert halls.
People at the concert in the Manchester Arena said they heard what sounded like explosions at the end of the show.
“We saw young girls with blood on them, everyone was screaming and people were running,” said attendee Sasina Akhtar.
“Ariana is O.K.,” said her publicist, Joseph Carozza. “We are further investigating what happened.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims.