Man Arrested for Threatening Attack on Ariana Grande Concert in Costa Rica
Published Jul 10, 2017Pop star Ariana Grande has become an unlikely target in 2017. On May 22, tragedy struck the music world when a Grande concert was bombed in Manchester. The terrorist attack left 22 people dead and another 59 injured. Now, it looks as if a similar attack could have occurred at a Grande show in Costa Rica, but fortunately authorities thwarted the attempt after they found and apprehended a man for making threats online.
According to the Associated Press, police arrested a 22-year-old Colombian man who allegedly threatened to stage an attack on Grande's Alajuela, Costa Rica concert on Sunday night (July 9).
Head investigator Walter Espinoza said that the man had been making threats online.
"The original threat was in the Arabic language and indicated that there could be a situation of danger or an attack at the concert," Espinoza said. "It was a very sensitive situation."
The man, who was identified by his last names Caicedo and Lopez, was arrested on Saturday and had two cellphones seized.