'Explosions' Heard At Manchester Arena Following 'Serious Incident' At Ariana Grande Concert
'Two loud bangs' have been heard at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester this evening.
The incident took place shortly after 22:30 at the Manchester Arena where the American singer was performing.
Greater Manchester Police tweeted that they had been called to a 'serious incident' at the 21,000 capacity arena.
They are urging people to stay away from the area.
Emergency services responding to serious incident at Manchester Arena. Avoid the area. More details will follow as soon as available
- G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
Hannah Young told LAdbible: "I was in the upper tier and we heard a big bang, and many got scared. Initially, as there were so many balloons in the arena anyway, we assumed it might be something to do with that.
"We got ushered into a tiny, tiny room and everyone was screaming to let us out. After 10 minutes the stewards and police got us out shouting as us to move as quick as we could.
"Everyone on the street was screaming, crying, and kids were panicking. Ambulance sirens were going."
Sirens can be heard across the city centre, as people are evacuated from the building.
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Panicking at Victoria Station after @ArianaGrande concert. Hope everyone is all safe and well. pic.twitter.com/6Q5WNXFkFO
- Zach Bruce (@Zach_bruce) May 22, 2017
Twitter users were unsure as to what the loud bangs were, but many have told social media that they think it was either a 'gunshot' or a 'bomb'.
Riona wrote: "Just got out of Manchester arena after seeing Ariana perform. There was a loud bang when the lights came on & everyone ran out screaming."
Another added: "There are people that are bleeding, crying, legit injured at Manchester show at the moment. What is happening? I was there. I heard a blast."
Two loud bangs heard around Manchester arena. People running out of the arena. No idea what's going on pic.twitter.com/KaRzQckvEE
- Alan Brennan (@alanbmufc92) May 22, 2017
#BREAKING NEWS: Two loud bangs heard at Manchester Arena described as 'explosions' - @alanbmufc92 pic.twitter.com/t3cKJrs5wF
- NewsCenter HQ (@NewsCenterHQ101) May 22, 2017
@Breaking911 @ArianaGrande RT ".@Breaking911 Large amount of ambulances heading to Manchester Arena Following Reports of Two Explosions pic.twitter.com/ATdWx0GlOx
- NJL :rotating_light: (@ANTI_ALP) May 22, 2017
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