Police treating incident as terror attack…
AUGUST 17, 2017
A van plowed into numerous pedestrians outside a food market in Barcelona Thursday leaving 13 dead and more than a dozen injured, in what police are describing as a terror attack.
“Witnesses said a white van driven by a man mounted the pavement before crashing into pedestrians. The driver then fled the scene,” reports Express.co.uk.
Subsequent reports claim gunshots were heard near the La Boqueria food market, and El Periodico newspaper reports that two men entered a nearby bar and took people hostage.
Devastating footage from Twitter shows the gruesome aftermath of Thursday’s truck attack.
Warning: graphic footage.
“Metro lines have been shut and shoppers and pedestrians have been seen running into buildings as armed police flooded the area,” according to The Sun.
A graphic from the BBC maps the path of the truck as it rammed into a pedestrian zone:
Thursday’s truck incident follows months of jihadist attacks in Europe and the UK mainly attributed to radical Islamists, with the terror group ISIS claiming responsibility for much of the violence.
More on this as it develops…