May 24, 2017

Father, brother of Manchester suspect arrested in Libya

Rui Vieira / AP

The father and a brother of alleged Manchester bomber Salman Abedi have been arrested in Tripoli, according to Libyan authorities. Ramadan Abedi, Salman's father, has claimed his son is innocent, telling the AP: "We don't believe in killing innocents. This is not us."

  • Earlier on Wednesday, Manchester police chief Ian Hopkins said four arrests had been made in connection with Monday's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert.
  • Hopkins said it's "very clear this is a network" and local authorities will continue to investigate other potential suspects linked to the suicide bomber.
  • Hopkins told reporters that he's confident all the families of victims have been contacted, per The Guardian.
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