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Authorities Have Identified a Suspect in the Manchester Attack

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On Monday night, at least 22 people were killed and 59 were injured when a bomb exploded at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert. Authorities have reportedly identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the suspect.

The New York Times reports that Abedi's identification card was found at the scene of the attack, leading police to raid his home, which was only a few miles from Manchester Arena. Abedi, who is believed to have died in the attack, was reportedly a British citizen born to Libyan parents and was a student at the University of Salford. 

Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told CNN that the police were currently working to determine if others were involved in planning the attack, or if Abedi was working alone.

"The priority remains to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network," Hopkins said.

Meanwhile, Britain's prime minister Theresa May has put the nation on "critical" alert, the country's highest possible threat level for terrorist attacks. She also said that the military had been deployed to work with the police, as many are afraid that other attacks could follow Monday night's, which was the deadlist terrorist attack in the U.K. in over 10 years.


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