Photos: Manchester concert blast

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

A woman looks at flowers left in St. Ann Square in Manchester on Tuesday, May 23.

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

Police help someone after the attack at Manchester Arena on May 22.

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

People gather outside the arena. “We can confirm there was an incident as people were leaving the Ariana Grande show last night,” police said on Twitter early on Tuesday. “The incident took place outside the venue in a public space. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims.”

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

People receive medical attention at a railway station close to the arena. The incident happened shortly after Grande had left the stage, shortly after 10:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. ET) according to eyewitnesses. Calvin Welsford, an 18-year-old concertgoer, said that he heard a “loud bang” a couple of minutes after Grande’s set had finished.

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

Paramedics respond to the scene.

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

Emergency workers and concert attendees gather outside the arena.

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

People stand by a cordoned-off street close to the arena.

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

Greater Manchester Police tweeted that emergency services were “responding to (a) serious incident at Manchester Arena. Avoid the area. More details will follow as soon as available.”

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

People are escorted away from the arena.

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

People sit outside near the arena. The crowd was made up of mainly younger people who had come to see Grande in her first of three scheduled concerts in the UK.

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

An injured man is helped at the scene.

Photos: Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert

People hug near armed police who responded to the scene.

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