Manchester concert attack

London police reopen Victoria Coach Station after clearing suspect package

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 May, 2017, 3:05pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 May, 2017, 4:02pm

British police reopened London’s Victoria Coach Station and the surrounding streets on Tuesday after earlier closing the area due to a suspect package.

The closure came hours after at least 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 others injured in a suspected terrorist bombing Monday at a concert by US pop singer Ariana Grande in the northern England city of Manchester.

Police have suggested that the explosion was the work of a male suicide bomber and that the suspect died at the Manchester Arena.

The prime minister Theresa May decided to hold an emergency meeting with security authorities Tuesday morning to deal with the incident.

Police are advising the public to avoid the area around the concert venue.

The incident follows a terrorist attack in London involving a vehicle on March 22 near parliament, which left five people dead and more than 50 injured.