U.S. Embassy in London – Manchester Concert Bombing – May 23, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in London informs U.S. citizens of a major incident that occurred on the night of May 22 at Manchester Arena in Manchester. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area, heed instructions from UK police and government authorities, and maintain security awareness. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, especially in crowds or at large events, and monitor local news sources for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

  • According to the Greater Manchester Police, the area around Manchester Arena and Manchester’s Victoria Train Station remains cordoned off. Media reports indicate that train services at Victoria Train are cancelled on Tuesday, May 23.
  • The Greater Manchester Police advise the public to follow Transport for Greater Manchester for public transport updates. Be aware that it may be difficult to move around the city.

We strongly encourage U.S. citizens in the United Kingdom to directly contact family members in the United States to advise them of your safety.

Read the full statement online here: https://uk.usembassy.gov/em-05222017/