Manchester Police raise death toll in Ariana Grande concert blast to 22

Manchester Police raise death toll in Ariana Grande concert blast to 22

Armed police work after an explosion at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England Tuesday, May 23, 2017. An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England late Monday, killing over a dozen people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack. Peter Byrne/PA via AP

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack.


Police said Tuesday 22 people died in the attack Monday night. It wasn't clear if that included the suspected suicide bomber. Dozens more were injured.


Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said forensic investigations are continuing as police try to determine if the attacker had accomplices.


He did not provide any information about the individual who detonated the device.


Police say some 400 officers were deployed overnight to help with the investigation.


Officials say children were among the victims of Monday's explosion.


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There was panic after the explosion, which struck around 10:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) Monday night as Grande was ending the concert, part of her Dangerous Woman Tour.


The singer, who was not injured, tweeted hours later: "Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words."


broken.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.


— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017