A 23-year-old man was arrested in connection with the bombing that killed 22 and injured over 50 at an Ariana Grande concert Monday in Manchester, England,

12 children under the age of 16 were killed during the terrorist attack by a suicide bomber outside the Manchester Arena.

Georgina Callander Ariana Grande

18-year-old Georgina Callander, pictured here with Grande, died in the bombing. The youngest victim was Saffie Rose Roussos, 8, pictured below.

59 concertgoers were injured and were treated for shrapnel wounds at 4 Manchester area hospitals.

The bombing occurred at around 10.40pm local time (5:30 pm EST), minutes after Grande finished her concert and left the stage. The audience was made up of mostly teenagers and small children.

23-year-old Salman Abedi, loitering outside the box office area of the venue, detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) that was packed with nails, nuts and bolts to inflict maximum damage to victims.

The bomber's remains have been identified but police have not released the name of the man who was arrested after the bombing.

Grande, 23, took to Twitter early Tuesday morning to express her sorrow, saying she is "broken".

"Broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words," she tweeted.

A rep for Grande says she has suspended her world tour in the wake of the tragedy.

Ariana has reportedly suspended her tour in the wake of the bombing, canceling her scheduled gig in London on Thursday and shelving the rest of her upcoming European tour dates, according to TMZ.com.

A statement from Ariana's management team, headed by Scooter Braun, added: "Tonight, our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack.

"We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act. We are thankful for the selfless service tonight of Manchester's first responders who rushed towards danger to help save lives. We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers."

The tragedy brought out the worst in social media users who used the morbid occasion to increase their followers and bring attention to themselves.

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Ariana Grande

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Photos: WENN.com, Instagram.com

  • Please Stop The Madness

    The hate mongers are gone to lunch Sandra. Sure they will be right on back for this post.

  • SpiceGirl

    well who can blame her....I couldn't go on after all that has happen.....RIP to the ones who lost life and speedy recovery for ALL hurt and involved.....Sad world we live in.....

  • tintin

    this whole situation is so sad. the petty twitter posts and memes are so unnecessary at a time like this.

  • Rob

    She demonstrates a typical snowflake response to an actual terror attack. It's a cruel world, and evil is real. Retreating is not a solution.

  • side_i

    What is wrong ppl?? Died in an interesting way???? Ppl are so heartless, loss of life is tragic...some more tragic than others the word is not interesting

  • WutizaGRANNY!


  • Rayne

    That's disgusting. It's so sad around and up n through here.

  • Rayne

    You mean to the fridge. Lol the muthafawkas refreshing now lmao

  • Shira Harding-James

    OMG condolences to all of these families connected to this tragedy. And I can not even imagine what Ariana is feeling. I hope people won't make target her and make here to blame

  • Shira Harding-James

    Right, I thought that was disgusting!

  • I want to be free

    I hope his arse gets roasted.

  • Diva4lyfe

    I tell you folks are ignorant. God bless those lives taken at the drop of a dime and for this joker to say the most ignorant ish is horrible. Yes we lose a lot of folks to cancer and they go through a lot to beat it but these small kids all they knew was they was going to watch they favorite performer and go home to tell all there friends about it won't be able to. The nerve of folks with these dern twitter accounts get to be bullies online but scared as ish when faced ugh

  • klwbaby

    They are blaming her on Facebook.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I thought the same "I don't have words" ??? I have plenty and I wasn't even there. Either way it's tragic and I try my best to stay away from crowds/crowded events for this reason.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Blaming her for what?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You sound nuts.
    Please seek help.

  • Rob

    You sound pressed. Help is available.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What's wrong with being honest?

    So saying something that's a bunch of slogans and tripe will help how?

    I wouldn't say anything either if I didn't know what to say.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Not as pressed you as, son.

  • JV

    I like aspects of social media platforms like Twitter. It's a great way to spread news fast, to cross reference things, and to keep people connected. Even if I don't follow people myself or Tweet, on pretty much every site I go on I read Twitter embeds and often get a lot of good information. But there are so many people on the internet who feel like the relative anonymity of the internet allows them to be their own inner idiot towards anybody and everybody that I keep social media to a minimum. Haven't had a Facebook in years, don't miss it at all. If you can't keep touch with me in real life, I don't need to know you.

  • klwbaby

    Saying she should have known this could happen. And that she should have done more to keep her fans safe. And some are talking about she said a few years ago she hates America and Americans and that statement is why they targeted her concert. Basically a lot of BS....

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I agree, but as shocking and as hurtful as this is, lawsuits will be forthcoming, and she will be named, this may be why she made her brief, non-descript statement!

    What entertainer wouldn't be devastated and deeply saddened, kids being killed at your concert!


  • JV

    How is she going to be named in a lawsuit? She's as much of a victim as anyone else there. She didn't try to hurt anybody.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    +1 and x's 1000

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The only people in the lawsuit will be the venue.

    My guess is that there's a statement of limited liability attached when someone purchases every concert ticket.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    YEP. Bc hate doesnt ever take a break

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That wouldn't even make sense if the concert had been held in the U.S., but the concert was in the U.K. so again that makes no sense.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Heartless. She a child too in my mind.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    So I guess Obama canceling the campaign trip for Clinton after the Orlando shootings in the nightclub was snowflake like hell too huh?

  • n1kk1a

    New post!

  • Renee26

    RIp to all of the victims and prayers to their families...I hope Ariana takes the time she needs to mourn the tragedy but doesn't absorb that guilt and bring herself down behind all of this. It's not her fault that terrorist chose to target the young people.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Nothing to say but condolences to the family of the victims.
    When the wicked sprout like weeds
    And all the wrongdoers flourish,
    It is that they may be annihilated forever.
    Psalms 92:7

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    No, we need to talk about this. This is more important that what celebrities are doing with their money. I want to know about news all over the world! #staywoke or #wakeup

  • Shira Harding-James

    People are just so disgusting....she has nothing to do with that

  • hottlanta

    This breaks my heart. I was one of those mom's who took my kids to concerts when they where that age. I took them to see Michael Jackson, New Edition/ M.C. Hammer and on. They remember all of the fun they had at the concerts to this day. Kids needs entertainers like her because they need to know how to go out and have FUN. The one's that lived will forget about the enjoyment because this tragedy will always be at the forefront of their minds. Tragic

  • stav

    Right! She could have potentially been hurt herself, could have died for that matter!

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I'm not an Ariana fan but ppl are idiotic. It's NEVER the responsibility of the artist to protect the fans, really? They (the artist) needs their own security. This is just a case of ppl wanting to place blame somewhere.

  • stav

    A wicked one!

  • SpiceGirl

    getting worst by the day....smh

  • Branch Davidian

    Terrorism is an evil that must be eradicated from the world. To make an icon like Ariana Grande suspend her tour is unforgivable. PS..I have some extra tickets to Harry Styles if anyone is interested...#ISIS

  • pynkrose407

    This is so sad and my heart and prayers to all who has been impacted by this sensless act, I swear this world is getting crazier and I pray harder for a change for the better

  • n1kk1a

    I was saying not to talk about it. I was simply stating that there was a new post. ?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    This shows that humanity does not know how to multitask AND that there are hundreds & thousands of people who feel UNHEARD. This is what lead to terrorism. People NOT being heard.

  • BlueHousen

    And these terrorists think they are going to heaven and screw 14 or 31 or whatever virgins. Disgusting the whole lot. They are not going where that title angel Saffie went.

  • akuakokoblogspotcom

    Sandra is so shady using that stock photo with her makeup not matching the colour of her hands! ??? you petty sis, but I like that though...?

  • Anacaona


    (Surah 9:5) Fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them and seize them, confine them, and lie in wait for them in every place of ambush.

    When the sacred months have passed, then kill the Mushrikin wherever you find them. Capture them. Besiege them. Lie in wait for them in each and every ambush but if they repent, and perform the prayers, and give zacat then leave their way free.” 9:5

    Kill them wherever you find them and drive them out from where they drove you out. Persecution is worse than slaughter. 2:191




  • LibraGirlonly

    These are actors people.

  • rachel

    FALSE FLAG event.

  • Messenger

    When have they EVER given anyone a chance to repent before they killed them? I'll tell you.... NEVER.

  • Messenger

    Welp, that's IT for Arianna Grande... She can hang it up. I wouldn't let my daughter go to any of her concerts.

  • suganspice68

    That is evil.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Still a shame!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    What kind of monsters would target children? There are no words.

  • Rob

    If he had cancelled the next 22 trips, then yes. But that doesn't apply here...does it, sis?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Lawyers will try it just for an out of court settlement, frivolous lawsuits happens!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Venues have insurance and the artist and tour is insured, so they would pick up any costs, but lawyers will try to name her for the sensationalism and to increase the payday or to make the case (wrongful death) go away for a settlement. Maybe it's different in the UK?

  • Jessica

    I hope Ariana doesn't think she is any way responsible for this tragedy. I can only imagine how she's feeling. God bless every family who lost a loved one and may those who were injured heal quickly from their physical as well as emotional scars.

    Suicide bombers are the most chicken-sh** people in the world. They are the biggest cowards because they actually kill innocent people and then kill themselves so they don't have to face the consequences of their actions. That's a punk move!