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Britain / Manchester Concert Attack / The Victims #1110983

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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(Manchester, England: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Manchester, England: Terry Moran) The suicide bombing attack by British-born Salman Abedi† at an Ariana Grande concert last night in Manchester, England, reviewed; scenes shown from inside & outside the arena, ambulances, the fleeing crowd. [Eyewitnesses Carol TAYLOR†, Bethany KEELING†, father Nick HEYWARD†- describe what happened after the explosion.] The terrorism alert using military troops for security discussed.

(Manchester, England: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The police search for clues at the bomber's house featured; scenes shown of the house & neighborhood & a recent terrorism exercise; details given about Abedi's background. [ABC counterterrorism analyst Matthew COHEN†- outlines the key questions.] [The Heritage Foundation fellow Robin SIMCOX†- says Abedi was known as a potential threat.] [GW program on extremism dir. Dr. Alexander MELEAGROU-HITCHENS†- characterizes the area.] Abedi's threat level discussed.

(Manchester, England: David Muir) The faces of the innocent children at the concert featured; scenes shown of the chaos at the arena after the bombing, a vigil in Manchester; pictures of victim Saffie Roussos††, Geoergina Callander†† & some of the missing & the found shown. [At vigil, Manchester residents two WOMEN, Alexandra CHARLTON†, TEEN - react to what happened.] [WOMAN, searching for niece, MAN, Olivia's MOTHER, MAN - comment on the missing.]

(Manchester, England: David Muir) Report introduced.

(New York Times Square: Pierre Thomas) The stepped-up security in the US featured; scenes shown from Texas, Los Angeles, New York City. [POLICEMAN, WOMAN - comment on security.]

(Manchester, England: David Muir; Vatican City: Cecilia Vega) The reaction of President Trump to the Manchester attack & his meeting tomorrow with Pope Francis, who had opposed the border wall, discussed. [TRUMP - says so many innocent people were murdered by "evil losers."]

Muir, David;
Moran, Terry;
Ross, Brian;
Thomas, Pierre;
Vega, Cecilia

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