Costa Rica arrests suspect in threats at Ariana Grande show
Ariana Grande performs at the 2014 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday June 15, 2014. (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, July 10, 2017 7:46PM EDT
MEXICO CITY - Authorities in Costa Rica say they have arrested a 22-year-old Colombian man suspected of threatening to stage an attack at a concert by pop singer Ariana Grande.
The threat comes on the heels of a May 22 bombing at a Grande performance in Manchester, England, that killed 22 people and injured dozens more.
The Costa Rica concert went ahead as scheduled Sunday in the city of Alajuela.
Costa Rican prosecutors said in a statement the suspect is a Colombian man who made the threats online.
Head Investigator Walter Espinoza told local media the threats were written in Arabic. He identified the suspect only by the last names Caicedo Lopez.