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23-Year-Old Man Arrested In Connection With Manchester Arena Bombing

Early Tuesday morning (May 23), the Greater Manchester Police department announced that an arrest has been made.

On Monday night (May 22), a suicide bomber took the lives of 22 people toward the end of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The bombing occurred at Manchester Arena at 10:30 p.m., Buzzfeed reports, which left 59 people injured.

Early Tuesday morning (May 23), the Greater Manchester Police department announced that they've arrested an unidentified 23-year-old man who was detained in the town's southern area. Authorities believe he holds a connection to the deadly attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May issued a statement shortly after the incident and said authorities "believe the attack was carried out by one man." The next step is to investigate if the yet-to-be-identified suspect was part of a larger operation. Although the bomber's identity is known, it'll remain concealed at this time. "This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening, cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives," May said.

An outpour of support was shared on social media by musicians across the globe. Grande also took to Twitter to express her sympathy and shock.

Thinking about my @arianagrande and the U.K. In this moment ! Praying for u all!! Lord help

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Per Buzzfeed, people began to send out false information about missing family or friends. Actress Skai Jackson's image was used and she swiftly addressed the heartless action.

The world we live in ... #SkaiJackson

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UPDATE: 5/23/2017 2:45 P.M. EST

The New York Times reports that 22-year-old Salman Abedi is responsible for detonating a homemade bomb that claimed his life and the lives of 22 innocent people. The blast also injured 59 concertgoers who tried to escape the incident at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England (May 22). The site adds that Abedi lived nearly 4 miles away from Manchester Arena.

Three victims have been identified. One is 18-year-old Georgina Callander, a student at Runshaw College who studied health and social care; 8-year-old Saffie-Rose Roussos who was a student at Tarleton Primary School; and the third person that's been identified is a man named John Atkinson, The Guardian reports.

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Kyle Massey Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Do Not 'Jump To Conclusions'

Former Disney Channel star Kyle Massey came under fire over the weekend after being accused of sending sexually explicit material to a teenage girl. The 27-year-old is vehemently denying the allegations in a statement.

"No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit materials and I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged misconduct," said Massey through his lawyer Lee Hutton in a statement to TMZ. He also urged the public "not to jump to conclusions based on the allegations alone but reserve judgment until the whole story comes to light, proving these allegations baseless.”

The gossip site broke the story that the former That's So Raven actor was being sued by the family of the teenager for $1.5 million. The suit alleges that Massey send a photo of his erect penis to the girl via Snapchat in Dec. 2018.

Court documents claim that the teenager is an aspiring actress who has known Massey since she was four years old. He remained close with the family and acted as a "father figure" of sorts to the girl. She reached out to him in November 2018 about auditioning for the spinoff of his show, Cory In The House.

 

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Michael Jackson Artifacts Removed From World's Largest Children's Museum

Michael Jackson artifacts found in The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis have been removed. The Indiana museum is the largest children’s museum in the world.

According to the New York Daily News, the late-musician’s fedora and white gloves will be removed from the American Pop exhibit, while a signed poster will be removed from the The Power of Children display in response to the aftermath of the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland. The four-part doc spotlights two men who allege in graphic detail that they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were children through the musician’s grooming techniques.

"As the world’s largest children’s museum, we are very sensitive to our audience," said the museum in a statement. "In an excess of caution, and in response to the controversy over the HBO film called Leaving Neverland, which directly involved allegations of abuse against children, we removed those objects while we carefully consider the situation more fully."

Despite the iconic items being nixed from the museum, items gifted to AIDS victim Ryan White by Jackson will remain on display. The song ‘Gone Too Soon’ was written after White died in 1990. The young boy idolized and befriended Jackson as he battled his illness.

“Ryan’s family found Michael Jackson’s kindness to them to be an important part of Ryan’s story, and the pictures of Michael displayed in that exhibit will always be an integral part of the Ryan White story,” the museum continued.

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Fyre Festival Merch To Be Auctioned Off To Help Those Who Were Bamboozled

Those who have been invested in the downfall that was the disastrous Fyre Festival, it's your lucky day. According to a report from Vulture, several merch items that were originally slated to be sold at the 2017 fiasco in the Bahamas will go to auction. The auction will benefit those who the festival's founder, Billy McFarland, owes money to, in an effort to help get that money back where it belongs.

Additional assets belonging to McFarland were deemed "untraceable" by authorities. However, Vulture reports that in court papers, feds were able to obtain a few important things. "$240,000 in a bank account" was found, as well as “two large boxes containing Fyre-branded T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and other clothing items that were intended for sale at the Fyre Festival,” per court filings.

McFarland, 27, was sentenced to six years in prison for wire fraud back in October 2018. While he was waiting to be sentenced, he was also found guilty of running a ticket scam on the side. He reportedly bamboozled investors for the Fyre Festival out of $24 million and a ticket vendor out of $2 million.

The date of the online auction has not yet been set.

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