Manchester Police released new photos on Monday of the Manchester Arena bomber with a blue suitcase taken days before he carried out the deadly attack. Police urged the public to come forward with any information on the item.
The photo showed Salman Abedi with a “distinctive blue suitcase” that was taken between May 18 and the day of the bombing, according to police. Officials stressed that the suitcase was different from the item Abedi used in the attack.
“We have no reason to believe the case and its content contain anything dangerous, but would ask people to be cautious,” Greater Manchester police said in an update, adding that anyone who might have seen him with it before the attack to call the confidential hotline.
Counter-terrorism squads are trying to re-create Salman Abedi’s movements in the days before he detonated the bomb at Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring 119 others. Police believe Abedi had the suitcase with him at two locations in Manchester.
In total, 14 men are in custody in connection with the May 22 bombing.