UPDATE: 2 Confirmed dead. UPDATE: According to Sky News: Confirmed Terror Attack UPDATE: According to Barcelona PD “Is likely terror attack” UPDATE: Suspects are “held up” in a bar local to the area. And have taken hostages.
Several people were injured after a van rammed into dozens of people in Barcelona’s city center, local police said Thursday.
The incident took place on Las Ramblas of Barcelona, the famous main pedestrian walk way that crosses the city. Police described the incident on Twitter as a “massive crash.”
Catalan emergency services said people should not go to the area around Placa Catalunya, according to Reuters.
Witnesses told El Pais newspaper the driver ran over several people on the walk way, and there were people lying on the ground injures.
One witness said the van “has trampled people while crossing the traffic light.”
The area is now blocked off, according to the newspaper.