Manchester police have identified the bomber responsible for the attack on an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night (May 22) as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, according to CNN. The suicide bomber attack at the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena in England left at least 22 dead and 59 people injured at press time.
Before naming Abedi police revealed that a man carrying explosives acted alone and died in the attack, which took place in a foyer outside the venue just as Grande was wrapping up her concert. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins named Abedi as the suspect, but said his identity had not yet been confirmed by a coroner and little was known about him at press time. Police are reportedly still looking for possible accomplices and according to The Hollywood Reporter they've conducted raids on two sites in Manchester, setting off a controlled explosion at one and arresting a 23-year-old man at a third location.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, which it said in a telegram was carried out by a "soldier of the caliphate," but the terror group had not offered any evidence of its ties to the incident. The bombing was the deadliest attack in Britain since 52 people were killed on buses and commuter trains by four suicide bombers in July 2005.