Canada’s Minister of Public Safety says the nation stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Britain after an apparent suicide attack which occurred at a Manchester arena Monday night.
Ralph Goodale says the attack has underscored the importance of Canada to re-evaluate its own security measures.
“The national terrorism threat-level in Canada remains unchanged at medium where it has stayed since the fall of 2014″said Goodale at a media scrum in Regina, Saskatchewan. “Whenever events like this happen, naturally we re-examine our own security arrangements to make sure that everything that needs to be done to keep Canadians safe, is in fact being done. And I can assure this is indeed the case.”
Goodale says the attack was brutal and vicious aimed especially at young people adding Canada will continue to examine its security to make sure the nation remains safe.
“This was a brutal craven act of vicious terror,” said Goodale. “It stands condemned by all of the civilized world. And all Canadians will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the British people.”
Goodale says it’s believed no Canadians were inured in the attack.
In the meantime, U-S officials say British authorities have identified the suspect in the Manchester suicide bombing attack as Salman Abedi.
Twenty-two people died and 59 others were injured when a man set off a bomb as young people left an Ariana Grande concert.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility, but that hasn’t been verified.
British Prime Minister Theresa May says it’s -“beyond doubt” — Britain and the city of Manchester have fallen victim to what she calls “a callous terrorist attack.”
She says the attack stands out for its “appalling, sickening cowardice.”