May 23, 2017 / 12:46 AM / in 6 months

British police carry out controlled explosion on device near Manchester Arena

LONDON (Reuters) - British police carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect device in Manchester on Tuesday after 19 died in a blast which police are treating as a “terrorist incident”.

Armed police officers stand outside the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing in Manchester, northern England, Britain May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Super

“There will be a controlled explosion in Cathedral gardens shortly if you hearing anything don’t be concerned,” Greater Manchester Police said on Twitter.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Sandra Maler

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