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The Latest: Manchester police arrest man near home of bomber

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Forensic officers work near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Forensic officers work near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local):

A man shakes hands with a police officer as he delivers flowers close to the scene of the blast in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. Officials announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London, will be closed to all without passes. That comes after Britain's national security threat level was raised to "critical," the highest level, following Monday's attack in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) © The Associated Press A man shakes hands with a police officer as he delivers flowers close to the scene of the blast in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. Officials announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London, will be closed to all without passes. That comes after Britain's national security threat level was raised to "critical," the highest level, following Monday's attack in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

1:05 p.m.

Police forensic investigators search the property of Salmon Abedi in connection with the explosion that took place at the Manchester Arena, in Greater Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Official records show that Salmon Abedi was registered as living at the Manchester house raided by armed police investigating Monday night’s deadly concert blast. The electoral register shows that Abedi - named by U.S. officials as the suspect in the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert - lived at the house in Fallowfield in southern Manchester where police carried out a controlled explosion Tuesday. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Police forensic investigators search the property of Salmon Abedi in connection with the explosion that took place at the Manchester Arena, in Greater Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Official records show that Salmon Abedi was registered as living at the Manchester house raided by armed police investigating Monday night’s deadly concert blast. The electoral register shows that Abedi - named by U.S. officials as the suspect in the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert - lived at the house in Fallowfield in southern Manchester where police carried out a controlled explosion Tuesday. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

Manchester police made an arrest early Wednesday at a house just a 10-minute walk from the home of suicide bomber Salman Abedi.

Flowers are attached to a railing close to Victoria Railway Station in Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after Monday's suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) © The Associated Press Flowers are attached to a railing close to Victoria Railway Station in Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after Monday's suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Omar Alfa Khuri, who lives across the street, said he was awakened at 2:30 a.m. by a loud noise and saw police take away the father of the family that lives there in handcuffs. He said the man is named Adel and is in his 40s, with a wife and several children.

A British flag is seen next to flowers after a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, Tuesday May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press A British flag is seen next to flowers after a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, Tuesday May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

He says "there was a policeman, armed policeman, shouting at my neighbor ... and I realized there is something wrong here ... they arrested the father, and I think the rest of the family kind of disappeared."

Armed police officers patrol a police cordon near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Armed police officers patrol a police cordon near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

He said he immediately suspected the arrest might be linked to Monday night's concert bombing. He said he knew the man from the neighborhood and the mosque.

A police presence continues in connection to the Monday night explosion at the Manchester Arena at an address in Aston Avenue Greater Manchester England, Wednesday May 24, 2017 . A suicide bomber killed more than 20 people leaving a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday . ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP) © The Associated Press A police presence continues in connection to the Monday night explosion at the Manchester Arena at an address in Aston Avenue Greater Manchester England, Wednesday May 24, 2017 . A suicide bomber killed more than 20 people leaving a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday . ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

He says "in the last 15 years, I haven't seen him in trouble at all. I haven't seen police come to his house."

Armed Police officers patrol amongst commuters on Market Street in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. Officials announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London, will be closed to all without passes. That comes after Britain's national security threat level was raised to "critical," the highest level, following Monday's attack in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) © The Associated Press Armed Police officers patrol amongst commuters on Market Street in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. Officials announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London, will be closed to all without passes. That comes after Britain's national security threat level was raised to "critical," the highest level, following Monday's attack in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

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Armed Police officers patrol amongst commuters on Market Street in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. Officials announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London, will be closed to all without passes. That comes after Britain's national security threat level was raised to "critical," the highest level, following Monday's attack in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) © The Associated Press Armed Police officers patrol amongst commuters on Market Street in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. Officials announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London, will be closed to all without passes. That comes after Britain's national security threat level was raised to "critical," the highest level, following Monday's attack in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

12:45 p.m.

A man carries a box of shoes through the city centre in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. Officials announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London, will be closed to all without passes. That comes after Britain's national security threat level was raised to "critical," the highest level, following Monday's attack in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) © The Associated Press A man carries a box of shoes through the city centre in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. Officials announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London, will be closed to all without passes. That comes after Britain's national security threat level was raised to "critical," the highest level, following Monday's attack in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

British police say they are now confident they know the identities of all the people who lost their lives in Monday's concert attack in Manchester.

Police officers patrol in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 after Monday's suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press Police officers patrol in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 after Monday's suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

But Greater Manchester Police said Wednesday that it could not formally name the victims until forensic post-mortems are concluded. The force said because of the number of victims, that is likely to take four to five days.

Building workers walk through the city centre in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. Officials announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London, will be closed to all without passes. That comes after Britain's national security threat level was raised to "critical," the highest level, following Monday's attack in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) © The Associated Press Building workers walk through the city centre in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. Officials announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London, will be closed to all without passes. That comes after Britain's national security threat level was raised to "critical," the highest level, following Monday's attack in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

It said all the families affected have been contacted and trained officers are supporting them.

A woman picks a newspaper reporting the news on the suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande that killed more than 20 people as it ended Monday night in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press A woman picks a newspaper reporting the news on the suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande that killed more than 20 people as it ended Monday night in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Officials said 22 people were killed in the suicide bombing of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, including teenagers and children. Some of them have been named by friends and family. The youngest victim was 8-year-old Saffie Roussos.

An armed police officer watches the crowd close to St Paul's Cathedral in London ahead of the arrival of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for a service to mark the Centenary of the Order of the British Empire. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following the Manchester explosion on Monday. (Philip Toscano/PA via AP) © The Associated Press An armed police officer watches the crowd close to St Paul's Cathedral in London ahead of the arrival of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for a service to mark the Centenary of the Order of the British Empire. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following the Manchester explosion on Monday. (Philip Toscano/PA via AP)

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Police officers patrol by a newspaper reporting about the suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande that killed more than 20 people in Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press Police officers patrol by a newspaper reporting about the suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande that killed more than 20 people in Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

12:05 p.m.

People stand by flowers offered for the victims of a suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande that killed more than 20 people Monday night in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press People stand by flowers offered for the victims of a suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande that killed more than 20 people Monday night in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

A school near Manchester says it is "in shock" and heartbroken as it announced that one of its students, teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, was killed in the Manchester concert attack.

Police officers stand guard in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 after Monday's suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press Police officers stand guard in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 after Monday's suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Tottington High School, in Bury near the city of Manchester, said in a statement that Olivia, reportedly 15, had been with a friend during Monday night's attack on the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. The friend has undergone surgery to treat injuries from the bombing.

Police officers patrol in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 after Monday's suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press Police officers patrol in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 after Monday's suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Her mother, Charlotte Campbell, who had been appealing online for news of Olivia, wrote in a Facebook posting early Wednesday: "RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far too soon, go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much."

Police activity continues in connection to the Monday night explosion at the Manchester Arena at an address in Elsmore Road, Greater Manchester England, Wednesday May 24, 2017 . A suicide bomber killed more than 20 people leaving a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday . ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Police activity continues in connection to the Monday night explosion at the Manchester Arena at an address in Elsmore Road, Greater Manchester England, Wednesday May 24, 2017 . A suicide bomber killed more than 20 people leaving a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday . ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

Police and health officials say 22 people were killed and 119 wounded in Monday's attack.

Police activity continues in connection to the Monday night explosion at the Manchester Arena at an address in Elsmore Road, Greater Manchester England, Wednesday May 24, 2017 . A suicide bomber killed more than 20 people leaving a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday . ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Police activity continues in connection to the Monday night explosion at the Manchester Arena at an address in Elsmore Road, Greater Manchester England, Wednesday May 24, 2017 . A suicide bomber killed more than 20 people leaving a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday . ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

— This story corrects the high school's name to Tottington.

Police officers patrol in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 after Monday's suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press Police officers patrol in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 after Monday's suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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Police officers patrol past a newspaper reporting about the suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande that killed more than 20 people in Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © The Associated Press Police officers patrol past a newspaper reporting about the suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande that killed more than 20 people in Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

11:40 a.m.

Police keep guard on a cordoned area in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Police keep guard on a cordoned area in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Manchester health officials have raised the number of wounded in the concert bombing, saying 119 people sought medical treatment at the city's hospitals after the suicide attack Monday night.

The English flag of St. George flies at half mast above Manchester Cathedral in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) © The Associated Press The English flag of St. George flies at half mast above Manchester Cathedral in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership gave the higher figure on Wednesday.

A police officer accepts tributes from a man outside the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) © The Associated Press A police officer accepts tributes from a man outside the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Jon Rouse of the agency said 64 people were still hospitalized. He said the number of overall wounded was raised due to the "walking wounded" who came in hours after the attack.

Television crews work outside the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson): Police activity continues in connection to the Monday night explosion at the Manchester Arena at an address in Elsmore Road, Greater Manchester England, Wednesday May 24, 2017 . A suicide bomber killed more than 20 people leaving a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday . ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Police activity continues in connection to the Monday night explosion at the Manchester Arena at an address in Elsmore Road, Greater Manchester England, Wednesday May 24, 2017 . A suicide bomber killed more than 20 people leaving a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday . ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

Rouse said many of those hospitalized had serious wounds that would require "very long term care and support in terms of their recovery."

Tributes are seen outside the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) © The Associated Press Tributes are seen outside the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

The attack after the Ariana Grande concert also killed 22 people.

Forensic officers work near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Forensic officers work near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Forensic officers work near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Forensic officers work near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

11:20 a.m.

Forensic officers work near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Forensic officers work near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Officials say no decision has been reached yet on whether to postpone planned London concerts by pop singer Ariana Grande.

Members of the public look at flower tributes in Albert square in central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24, 2017. More than 20 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) © The Associated Press Members of the public look at flower tributes in Albert square in central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24, 2017. More than 20 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

The American pop singer's next two concerts are scheduled for Thursday and Friday night at London's 02 Arena.

Mounted police on patrol in central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24, 2017. More than 20 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) © The Associated Press Mounted police on patrol in central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24, 2017. More than 20 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Representatives of 02 Arena said Wednesday they are in contact with her promoters but haven't made a final decision. They say a decision will be made shortly.

Mounted police on patrol in central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24, 2017. More than 20 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) © The Associated Press Mounted police on patrol in central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24, 2017. More than 20 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Grande's concert in Manchester on Monday night was targeted by a suicide bomber who killed 22 people and wounded 64. The singer was not injured but said later she was "broken" by the attack.

A forensic officer works near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press A forensic officer works near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Renee Rachel Black, right, is comforted by Sadiq Patel in front of flower tributes at Albert Square central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24 2017. Police confirmed that more than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) © The Associated Press Renee Rachel Black, right, is comforted by Sadiq Patel in front of flower tributes at Albert Square central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24 2017. Police confirmed that more than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

11:05 a.m.

Renee Rachel Black, right, is comforted by Sadiq Patel in front of flower tributes at Albert square central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24 2017. Police confirmed that 22 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) © The Associated Press Renee Rachel Black, right, is comforted by Sadiq Patel in front of flower tributes at Albert square central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24 2017. Police confirmed that 22 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

The head of Britain's domestic intelligence agency has canceled his attendance at an international anti-terrorism meeting.

Forensic officers work near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Forensic officers work near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

MI5 chief Andrew Parker pulled out of the upcoming meeting in Berlin following the deadly attack on a pop concert in Manchester.

Armed police officers patrol a police cordon near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Armed police officers patrol a police cordon near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

British authorities believe a suicide bomber carried out the attack that killed 22 and wounded dozens in the city in northwest England on Monday.

Armed police officers patrol a police cordon near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Armed police officers patrol a police cordon near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed more than 20, as new details emerged about the bomber.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Germany's domestic intelligence agency confirmed Parker's cancellation to The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Renee Rachel Black, right, and Sadiq Patelin pray in front of flower tributes at Albert Square central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24 2017. Police confirmed that more than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) © The Associated Press Renee Rachel Black, right, and Sadiq Patelin pray in front of flower tributes at Albert Square central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24 2017. Police confirmed that more than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

The May 29 meeting in Berlin is titled "Western democracies' responses to the threat of Islamist terrorism" and also features senior intelligence officials and experts from Europe and Israel.

Parker's attendance at the meeting would have been a rare public appearance for the MI5 chief.

10:55 a.m.

Britain's defense ministry says the changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace has been cancelled so that police officers can be re-deployed in the wake of the Manchester concert attack.

The traditional ceremony at the palace in London is a major attraction that draws crowds of tourists.

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Officials also announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London, will be closed to all without passes. That comes after Britain's national security threat level was raised to "critical," the highest level, following Monday's attack in Manchester.

All tours and events at Parliament were immediately cancelled until further notice.

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10:35 a.m.

Police in Manchester say they have arrested three more men in connection with the suicide bombing at a pop concert that killed 22 people.

They said Wednesday the arrests had been made in the south of the city, where a day earlier a 23-year-old man was also arrested and a number of homes were searched.

Police are trying to establish if bomber Salman Abedi acted alone or whether there could be a risk of further attacks.

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10:05 a.m.

Israel's defense minister says he doubts the devastating bombing in Manchester will have any impact on European counterterrorism tactics because of the continent's "politically correct" character.

Avigdor Lieberman says every bombing in Europe results in much talk, but little action. He told Israel's Army Radio Wednesday the problem is extremism among Muslim youths who are not integrated into society.

He said nothing will change until these residents are ready to adopt "universal, European values."

At least 22 people were killed in Monday evening's attack at an Ariana Grande concert. The bomber, Salman Abedi, was British-born and of Libyan descent. The official threat level in Britain has since been raised to its highest point.

Lieberman says Israel and Britain enjoy close intelligence cooperation and Israel offered its assistance following the attack.

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9:55 a.m.

Prime Minister Theresa May is chairing a meeting of her emergency security cabinet, known as Cobra.

The Downing Street meeting is dealing with intelligence reports about the investigation into Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi.

Police and intelligence agencies are trying to determine if he was part of a network that may be planning further attacks in the coming days.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has criticized U.S. officials for leaking information about Abedi to the press as the investigation is unfolding.

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9:35 a.m.

Poland's foreign minister says that a Polish couple were killed in the concert blast in Manchester.

Witold Waszczykowski said Wednesday the couple came to collect their daughters from the Ariana Grande concert Monday night. The daughters were unharmed.

He did not give the couple's names, but the daughter of Marcin and Angelika Klis has been publicly searching for them since the explosion.

Waszczykowski also said that another Polish citizen was wounded and had undergone surgery in a hospital.

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9:05 a.m.

Germany's interior minister has ordered that flags on federal government buildings be flown at half-staff following the attack in Manchester.

Thomas de Maiziere's ministry said Wednesday that flags will be lowered to half-staff for the day on Wednesday. It described the order as "a signal of sympathy and solidarity after the cruel attack in Manchester."

At least 22 people were killed in Monday evening's attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

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8:55 a.m.

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd says Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was known "up to a point" to the British intelligence services and police.

She said Wednesday the investigation is continuing and declined to provide further details about Abedi, whose improvised bomb killed 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester.

Rudd says Britain's increased official threat level will remain at "critical" as the investigation proceeds.

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8:45 a.m.

France's interior minister says that the suicide bomber who targeted Manchester is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group.

Gerard Collomb said on BFM television Wednesday that British and French intelligence have information that British-born attacker Salman Abedi had been to Syria. He did not provide details, and said it is unclear whether Abedi was part of a larger network of attackers.

Collomb, who spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May after the attack at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22, said the two countries should continue cooperating closely on counterterrorism efforts despite Britain's pending exit from the European Union.

With France still under a state of emergency after a string of IS attacks, French President Emmanuel Macron is holding a special security council meeting Wednesday.

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8:30 a.m.

Britons will find armed troops at vital locations after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22.

Officials say soldiers will be deployed to places like Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and Parliament. They will replace armed police as Operation Temperer takes effect Wednesday.

Officials believe this will free up police to fight the threat of further extremist action against civilian targets, amid fears that another attack may be imminent

Police are trying to determine whether suicide bomber Salman Abedi acted alone when he set off his explosives at the end of a pop concert at a Manchester arena. The government Tuesday night raised the threat to "critical", its highest level, following an emergency Cabinet session.

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