Salman Abedi, a 22-year old man who was involved in last night’s Manchester Arena bomb attack, has been identified by US official.
Earlier today Greater Manchester Police raided Salman Abedi’s home in Elsmore Road. The Police authorities did not confirmed immediately his identification before they can raid his home.
Earlier today, ISIS has claimed the responsibility of this act of terror, which resulted in killing 22 innocent people and inuring as many as 59 people.
Associated Press tweeted earlier confirming the suspect identification, US officials have announced British authorities identified the suspected Manchester suicide bomber as Salman Abedi. He is believed to be a British man of Libyan origin.
#Breaking Manchester suicide bomber named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi by Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins
— Press Association (@PA) May 23, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May, earlier said that security agencies knew who the suspect was but they were unable to identify him at such an early stage of the investigation.
Neville Edwards, who witnessed the on Elsmore Road, reported by Independent, he explained the science
“They used controlled explosives to gain entry to the property and there’s reports that shortly after that a man was taken from the house and whisked off by the police at speed – it’s really frightening,” he said.
“They weren’t known to anyone which round here is really unusual. We virtually live in each other’s pockets round here – it’s that kind of area. Everybody knows everybody.”
Ian Hopkins, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, said that the initial reports by the investigators believe that the terrorist attack was carried by a lone suicide bomber.
“The priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network,” he added.
“The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated causing this atrocity.”
The first of 22 people fatality was, an 18 year old student Georgina Callender, she was just like other a superfan of Ariana Grande.
So sad to hear about this 😔 RIP Gina 💔 pic.twitter.com/d20Vcmog8K
— Joe Sugg (@Joe_Sugg) May 23, 2017
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