Manchester police: Arrest made in 'connection with' deadly attack, raids conducted

Police officers stand next to their vehicles near the Manchester Arena after a blast at Ariana Grande concert Tuesday May 23, 2017. An explosion struck the concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing more than a dozen of people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Greater Manchester police officers have arrested at least one person in connection with the deadly terror attack that claimed at least 22 - including children - lives at an Ariana Grande concert Monday evening.

At least two raids have been executed in neighborhoods -- Whalley Range and Fallowfield -- as officers continue to pursue leads related to the attack. A police spokesman said authorities also carried out a controlled explosion in the hours after the bombing at Manchester Arena.

Few details about the man believed to be somehow connected to the attack have been released. Police only identified the suspect as a 23-year-old man who was detained in South Manchester. A second arrest was made in at Arndale Centre, although that arrest was connected to Monday's incident.

The Islamic State terror group claimed the bomber as one of its soldiers, although ISIS has been known to be opportunistic - taking responsibility for attacks it neither planned nor influenced.

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