Police on Tuesday identified the man who blew himself up the previous night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. CBS News confirmed Abedi was known to British authorities prior to the attack.
An unnamed European security official told The Associated Press that Abedi was a Briton of Libyan descent. Salford University near Manchester’s city center confirmed to CBS News that he was a second-year student at the school and was studying business and management.
Manchester bomber identified
In a generic statement posted online, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Abedi’s suicide bomb attack, which left 22 people dead, including children, at one of the entrances to the Manchester Arena. CBS
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