- Shane Savitsky
- 1 hr ago
Police treating Barcelona van incident as act of terror
Oriol Duran / AP
In what Spanish police have branded an act of terror, a van slammed into a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district this afternoon, killing at least one person and injuring at least 32 — with the number of dead expected to rise, according to government officials — per the AP.
What we know:
- Spain's public broadcaster is reporting that a suspect has been arrested, though that has not been confirmed by police.
- If confirmed as terrorism, it would continue a trend utilizing vehicles in extremist attacks across the West with notable recent instances in London, Nice, Berlin, and Stockholm.