Manchester police arrest suspect and carry out raids in terrorist attack probe (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
An armed police operation has resulted in the arrest of one man suspected of involvement in Monday’s suicide bomb attack in Manchester.
In footage that has emerged online, officers in black face masks can be seen arresting a man outside Morrisons supermarket in the suburb of Chorlton at about 10:30 am Tuesday.
The suspect has yet to be officially named, but police have confirmed the man is aged 23.
Meanwhile, Greater Manchester Police have named the Manchester Arena bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi.
Armed police arrest 23 yr old man in Chorlton in connection with terror attack in Manchester. pic.twitter.com/5xkTwkaMsb— BBC North West (@BBCNWT) May 23, 2017
Arrest in Chorlton, Manchester earlier today as police investigate arena terror attack in city centre. pic.twitter.com/dF5rgEV7AB— Patrick Hurst (@paddyhurst) May 23, 2017
Following the arrest, police carried out two separate raids on homes in suburban areas of Manchester.
A flat in Whalley Range and a house in Fallowfield were raided by armed police officers and examined by forensic teams. A controlled explosion was carried out at the Fallowfield address at 12:30pm to gain access to the home.
With regards to last night’s incident at the Manchester arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester.— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017
Police confirmed the executed warrants and controlled explosion were part of the investigation into last night’s attack.
Officers have been combing the streets of the city since being alerted to the attack that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured a further 59 in Manchester Arena.
2 armed police heading into Whalley range flats pic.twitter.com/MgtxYSHoAA— Emily Dugan (@emilydugan) May 23, 2017
Armed police leaving block of flats in Chorlton pic.twitter.com/F9pENxqK5N— Emily Dugan (@emilydugan) May 23, 2017