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Barcelona: Van hits crowd near Las Ramblas tourist spot

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2017 at 12:01 PM
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Barcelona: Van hits crowd near Las Ramblas tourist spot

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident.

(CNN)A van has plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, causing several injuries, local police say.

The incident took place near the popular tourist area of Las Ramblas, which has been sealed off, according to a Catalan police spokesman.
Officials said several people have been injured. They were unable to give a motive for the incident.
Catalan police told everyone in the vicinity of Plaça de Catalunya to remain inside.
    Reuters reported that local emergency services have requested the closure of metro and train stations in the vicinity of the incident. Police told people to avoid the area.
    A witness told local media the situation was "very tense" and all surrounding shops are being evacuated. The witness said at least eight ambulances at the scene. Emergency services say the area has been cordoned off and all public transportation stopped.
    Developing story - more to come
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    owl0210
    by Sapphire Member on Aug. 17, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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    This article says two are dead and gunmen may be in a restaurant.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4799836/People-hurt-van-crashes-pedestrians-Barcelona.html
    Lunarprancer
    by Betsy on Aug. 17, 2017 at 12:04 PM
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    Oh wow, thanks.

    Quoting owl0210: This article says two are dead and gunmen may be in a restaurant. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4799836/People-hurt-van-crashes-pedestrians-Barcelona.html


    Anonymous
    by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 17, 2017 at 1:55 PM
    It's terrible. Apparently nobody here gives a shit about this.
    Missymom79
    by Silver Member on Aug. 17, 2017 at 1:55 PM
    Horrible 😢

    Quoting Lunarprancer:

    Barcelona: Van hits crowd near Las Ramblas tourist spot

    Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident.

    (CNN)A van has plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, causing several injuries, local police say.

    The incident took place near the popular tourist area of Las Ramblas, which has been sealed off, according to a Catalan police spokesman.
    Officials said several people have been injured. They were unable to give a motive for the incident.
    Catalan police told everyone in the vicinity of Plaça de Catalunya to remain inside.
      Reuters reported that local emergency services have requested the closure of metro and train stations in the vicinity of the incident. Police told people to avoid the area.
      A witness told local media the situation was "very tense" and all surrounding shops are being evacuated. The witness said at least eight ambulances at the scene. Emergency services say the area has been cordoned off and all public transportation stopped.
      Developing story - more to come
      Lunarprancer
      by Betsy on Aug. 17, 2017 at 1:58 PM

      There's still a hostage situation going on. Last I read it's one dead and 32 injured. They are calling it a terror attack.

      Quoting Anonymous 1: It's terrible. Apparently nobody here gives a shit about this.


      Anonymous
      by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 17, 2017 at 1:59 PM
      13 dead so far

      Quoting Lunarprancer:

      There's still a hostage situation going on. Last I read it's one dead and 32 injured. They are calling it a terror attack.

      Quoting Anonymous 1: It's terrible. Apparently nobody here gives a shit about this.

      Anonymous
      by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 17, 2017 at 2:04 PM
      Of course it's a terror attack. Someone didn't drive over a quarter mile running people over on accident. They just said people got out of a white car there and started shooting at the police.

      Quoting Lunarprancer:

      There's still a hostage situation going on. Last I read it's one dead and 32 injured. They are calling it a terror attack.

      Quoting Anonymous 1: It's terrible. Apparently nobody here gives a shit about this.

      Anonymous
      by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 17, 2017 at 2:10 PM
      CNN actually said this could be a copy cat incident from Charlottesville. *head desk*.
      Lunarprancer
      by Betsy on Aug. 17, 2017 at 2:15 PM

      Ugh

      Quoting Anonymous 2: 13 dead so far
      Quoting Lunarprancer:

      There's still a hostage situation going on. Last I read it's one dead and 32 injured. They are calling it a terror attack.

      Quoting Anonymous 1: It's terrible. Apparently nobody here gives a shit about this.


      Anonymous
      by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 17, 2017 at 2:16 PM
      It's only a terror attack if they are Muslim. If they're not it was just second degree murder or a lone wolf attack.

      Quoting Anonymous 1: Of course it's a terror attack. Someone didn't drive over a quarter mile running people over on accident. They just said people got out of a white car there and started shooting at the police.

      Quoting Lunarprancer:

      There's still a hostage situation going on. Last I read it's one dead and 32 injured. They are calling it a terror attack.

      Quoting Anonymous 1: It's terrible. Apparently nobody here gives a shit about this.

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