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Colombian Man Arrested Over Threats to Attack Ariana Grande Concert

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Costa Rica authorities arrested a 22-year-old Colombian man who allegedly threatened to attack an Ariana Grande concert, less than two months after a suicide bomber killed 22 people during the pop star’s Manchester, England, show.

Head Investigator Walter Espinoza said the suspect, identified by the family names Caicedo Lopez, wrote the threats in Arabic that were later discovered online, The Associated Press reported.

Despite the threats, Grande’s Costa Rica concert went ahead as scheduled Sunday.

The “Side to Side” singer posted pictures to Instagram before and after her performance in the city of Alajuela.

Costa Rica tonight! Missed you. I love you. Grateful.

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I love you, Costa Rica 🌙

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In May, Salman Abedi — a Libyan-born British citizen, who reportedly had been known to the country’s security services — detonated a nail bomb at an exit to the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena as fans existed Grande’s concert.

Grande’s world tour continued after she cancelled several shows in June, following the bombing.

 

Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson

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