Po­lice seek clues in suit­case

Metro Canada (Vancouver) - - WORLD -

Po­lice in Manch­ester, Eng­land is­sued a pic­ture of the arena sui­cide bomber hold­ing a blue suit­case and asked any­one who might have seen him with it be­fore the at­tack to call a con­fi­den­tial hot­line.

Counter-ter­ror­ism squads are try­ing to re-cre­ate Sal­man Abedi’s move­ments in the days be­fore he det­o­nated a bomb at an Ari­ana Grande con­cert in Manch­ester, killing 22 peo­ple. Po­lice be­lieve Abedi had the wheeled suit­case with him at two lo­ca­tions in Manch­ester.

The suit­case was not used in the at­tack, which was car­ried out when Abedi det­o­nated an im­pro­vised bomb min­utes af­ter the con­cert ended, Greater Manch­ester Po­lice De­tec­tive Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Russ Jack­son said. Jack­son tried to re­as­sure ner­vous res­i­dents of Manch­ester that the bag does not pose a risk to pub­lic safety. But if any mem­bers of the pub­lic find it, they should not ap­proach it, but call po­lice im­me­di­ately, he said.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion ex­panded Mon­day when po­lice ar­rested a 23-year-old man on the south coast of Eng­land, hun­dreds of miles south of Manch­ester. Po­lice said he was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of ter­ror­ism of­fences.

AP

The type of case that Sal­man Abedi was seen to be car­ry­ing.

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