While details are still coming in, Grande, 23, was not injured during the incident. “Ariana is OK,” a rep for the singer told Entertainment Weekly. “We are further investigating what happened.”
The “Side to Side” singer had just finished her performance when two “loud bangs” were reportedly heard between 10:40 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., according to the Manchester Evening News. “We saw young girls with blood on them, everyone was screaming and people were running,” one concertgoer said.
Another eyewitness described the incident to BBC News. “Everyone was screaming and running, there were coats and people’s phones on the floor. People just dropped everything,” said a 22-year-old man. “Some people were screaming they’d seen blood, but other people were saying it was balloons busting or a speaker had been popped.”
Videos posted on Twitter show the terrified concertgoers fleeing after the explosions.