A man has been arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack at an Ariana Grande gig in Costa Rica. A manhunt was launched on Saturday after threatening messages were posted in Arabic on a webpage belonging to concert organisers.
The suspect, with the last names Caicedo Lopez, a 22-year-old man from Colombia, was held in a 6am raid on his flat in Tibas, near the capital San Jose, on Sunday. Officers seized two mobile phones allegedly used to make the threats.
On May 22, suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people and injured 119 more at a concert by the American pop star in Manchester. Costa Rican police feared a copycat attack was being planned. Police launched the dawn raid after tracing the threats to the suspect’s home.