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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; London: Phil Black) Early reports of a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that may be terrorism featured; various/repeated scenes shown from inside & outside the venue; repeated throughout the hour. [From Manchester, voice of CNN producer Zayn NABBI- describes what happened at the concert at neat 11PM local time, what the police are doing.] [CNN producer Shimon PROKUPECZ- outlines the reaction at the venue to an explosion outside the arena.] Confirmation of 19 fatalities at 7:13. [CNN national security analyst Steve HALL - offer views on the need to triage the situation, which may have been a terrorism attack, the video coverage capabilities in Britain, how the police will handle this chaotic incident.] [Manchester witness Sam WARD- describes what happened in the neighborhood.] [Voice of freelance photographer Joel GOODMAN- recounts the scene: walking wounded being treated, the tram/train station.] A tweet indicating the explosion took place outside the arena noted. [At 7:30, PROKUPECZ- outlines a preliminary report that this was a terrorist act with a suicide bomber.] [CNN terrorism analyst Paul CRUICKSHANK - offerS views on actions by suicide bombers, the nature of terrorism attacks with waves of attacks, the evidence of a shrapnel-type suicide device indicating Islamist terrorism, the question of any network behind this attack.] How this is viewed as a possible suicide bombing updated. [CNN's Philip MUDD - outlines how the investigation will be handled: witnesses, video, the explosive device.] [By phone, Manchester witness Paula ROBINSON - recounts what happened with an explosion while she was at the train station.] [By phone, concertgoer Jaime WALLER- says we knew something was wrong as the concert ended & everybody ran in panic & we followed the crowd.] [MUDD - offer views on the questions about a suicide bomb attack: look at conspiracy.] 7:52 review of the situation in Manchester with a press conference coming. [CRUICKSHANK - explains the counterterrorism operation in Britain in response to a likely act of Islamic terrorism; comments on plots using individuals, with this being a major mass casualty attack--the first such since 2005.] [MUDD - explains who will be in charge: British security system.] 8:01 review of the situation in Manchester; diagram shown [From London, Phil BLACK - confirms the blast took place outside the venue.] [Concertgoer Andy JAMES - describe what happened in the explosion
- Cooper, Anderson;
- Black, Phil
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