The first image of Salman Abedi has been released. Abedi is the suicide bomber who took the lives of 22 people attending the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday night. He set off the explosives near the box office of Manchester Arena as concert-goers were exiting the show.
Abedi is a 22-year-old man, reportedly of Libyan origin. The British authorities knew of him prior to the heinous attacks committed on Monday.
Abedi reportedly set off an imitation nail bomb. While this report has not yet been confirmed by authorities, shrapnel injuries and other evidence found at the scene points towards this conclusion.
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins stated that he believes all the victims' families have been contacted. He also confirmed that one of the victims was a serving police officer. 18-year-old Georgina Callander and 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos are also among the deceased.
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins - Update on Investigation https://t.co/vTHSgvN9Xg— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 24, 2017
British officials will release more information in the coming days. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody affected by this terrible tragedy.