The following is the statement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to the incident at Manchester Arena:
The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the situation at Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom. We are working with our foreign counterparts to obtain additional information about the cause of the reported explosion as well as the extent of injuries and fatalities.
U.S. citizens in the area should heed direction from local authorities and maintain security awareness. We encourage any affected U.S. citizens who need assistance to contact the U.S. Embassy in London and follow Department of State guidance.
At this time, we have no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving music venues in the United States. However, the public may experience increased security in and around public places and events as officials take additional precautions.
We stand ready to assist our friends and allies in the U.K. in all ways necessary as they investigate and recover from this incident.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this incident.
Additionally, please click here for the National Terrorism Advisory bulletin from DHS published on May 15, 2017.
Please click here for information from the Chicago Police Department on Potential Indicators of Suspicious and/or Criminal Activities Related to Suicide Bombers.
As always, if you “See Something, Say Something”. For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. To report suspicious activity, call 855-RPRT-2-S4 (855-777-8274).