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Security Ramped up at Local Concert Venue After Manchester Attack

An explosion at Manchester Arena in England killed 22, injured more than 50 others

A deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was on the minds of many gathered at a Bryan Adams concert at San Diego State University (SDSU) Monday night.

"I'm horrified and sorry that has happened. I try not to think 'well that's over there and I am here,' because things do happen here," said Susie Kuhns.

But Kuhns added that she did not have any concerns about security at the venue.

She was one of the thousands who attended the concert just hours after the news broke of the deadly blast in Manchester.

British police said 22 people were killed and 59 others injured in the explosion caused by an apparent suicide bomber. Authorities in Manchester were treating this as a terrorist attack.

At SDSU, security was tight--guards checked purses and bags and screened before people went into the venue.  

Live Nation put on the concert and is in charge of supplying security, contracting out Elite Services. Campus police also made their presence known. 

Some people NBC 7 spoke to said, even though the attack in Manchester is a tragedy, they won't change the way they live their life simply out of fear. 

"I'm concerned for how the world is going right now, but it isn't going to stop me from enjoying a night out with my husband," said Kathy Clark.

"After Sept. 11 happened, I asked someone in the military, 'What do I do, what do I do?' He said 'The best way is to live your life. Don't let anybody take you away from that,'" Kuhs added. "So that's what I've done ever since."

California State University San Marcos, University of San Diego, University of California, San Diego and SDSU are checking on all students abroad in England to make sure everyone is okay. 

San Diego Unified School District told NBC 7 Monday night that all their students are safe.

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