Man Arrested After Threatening to Attack Ariana Grande Concert in Costa Rica
Less than two months after the tragic bombing at Ariana Grande’s Manchester, England concert, another one of her shows has been threatened.
The pop star, who briefly suspended her tour following the terrorist attack that killed 22 people in May, returned to the stage in June.
Though security is now as tight as ever, the 24-year-old’s tour was once again put in jeopardy when a man made serious threats online.
A 22-year-old Colombian man was arrested on Monday, July 10, after he said he was going to stop the Dangerous Woman tour, according to the Associated Press.
The tour stop went ahead as scheduled on Sunday, July 16 in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Head investigator Walter Espinoza told the local authorities the threats were written in Arabic.
He also identified the suspect only by his famiy names, Caicedo Lopez.
Meanwhile, the “Side to Side” songstress is still honoring the victims of the Manchester bombing during her shows.
While in Buenos Aires last week, the former Scream Queens star paid tribute to the youngest victim of the incident, Saffie Roussos, who would’ve turned 9 on July 4.
During her cover version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Mac Miller’s lady finished the song by blowing a kiss and saying “Happy birthday, Saffie.”
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The starlet also shared a tribute on Instagram with the caption, “What's newwwww, Buenos Aires, Argentina, I love you. Saffie, we're [thinking] of you, baby."
Saffie’s family recently shared how much their little girl loved Ariana and was so looking forward to her concert on the fateful evening of May 22.
"She was just counting the days, the seconds and it was just Ariana Grande until 9, 10 o'clock at night," her father, Andrew Roussos, told the BBC.
"And she would sing and dance to every single song."
He continued, "We've lost everything. We have, we've lost everything, because life will just never be the same."
Saffie was at the concert with her mother Lisa and sister Ashlee Bromwich, 26.
Lisa was also injured during the blast and was placed in a coma by doctors, but when she eventually awoke, she knew Saffie had died.
"I was dreading it. She just looked at me and said 'She's gone, isn't she?' And I said 'Yeah.' She goes, 'I knew.’” Andrew said.
Our thoughts are with all the families still dealing with the incredible tragedy.