La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona, a hotspot – very popular with tourists and locals. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it connects Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell.
MADRID: A person suspected of driving a van into pedestrians on one of the busiest streets of Barcelona on Thursday was holed up in a bar, a Spanish police source said. “One of the attackers is holed up in a bar,” said the source, who declined to be named. Police were reportedly looking for a total of two suspects over the attack. At least 13 people have been killed in the van crash in Barcelona’s city centre, local police said.
Washington Post, By Associated Press August 17 at 1:44 PM:
BARCELONA, Spain — The Latest on the van that ran into a crowd in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas district (all times local):
A Barcelona broadcaster is reporting that a man thought to be the driver of a van that drove into pedestrians is held up in a bar that is surrounded by police.
Barcelona’s Tv3: also reported Thursday that the Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was found at the scene of the attack that police say has left at least one person dead.
The television station says police have surrounded a bar called Rey de Istanbul.
Jihadi being arrested
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