Suspect arrested over threat to stage attack at Ariana Grande concert

Glen Mclaughlin
July 12, 2017

The threat comes nearly two months after a 22-year-old man detonated a homemade bomb at the exit of the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, shortly after a Grande concert.

The singer put together a benefit concert, titled "One Love Manchester", on June 4, which featured performances by Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, Niall Horan, Coldplay and Katy Perry.

A man has allegedly been arrested for threatening to attack Ariana Grande's Costa Rica concert.

The threats were made in Arabic and indicated that "a situation of danger or an attack" could occur at the concert, said police spokesman Walter Espinoza. Ariana hasn't mentioned the latest threat on social media but did post an image of the concert on her Instagram account.

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He added that even if the threat was meant as a "joke", it is "our job...to verify whether or not there is a real threat, because this is a very sensitive situation and it could lead to a tragedy".

Thankfully, following a manhunt and a 6am raid on his flat in the capital San Jose, the individual only known by the last name of Caicedo Lopez was swiftly brought into custody by the country's Special Tactical Response Unit.

Grande recently paid tribute to Saffie Roussos, the youngest victim of the Manchester bombing, on what would have been her birthday. "We've lost everything. We have, we've lost everything, because life will just never be the same".

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