Explosion, fatalities at Ariana Grande concert in northern England

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Numerous fatalities have been reported following an explosion at a concert headlined by Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom. The venue is the largest indoor arena in Europe with a seating capacity of 21,000.  Scores of police and emergency responders have arrived at the arena.  The crowd at the packed concert reportedly stampeded after the explosion.

A spokesperson for Ariana Grande says she is safe.