Knifeman killed in Spain police station attack
August 20 2018 11:58 AM
The body of a man who tried to attack a police station is wheeled into a van in Cornella
The body of a man who tried to attack a police station is wheeled into a van in Cornella

AFP/Madrid

A man armed with a knife was killed when he attacked a police station near the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona early Monday, police said.

‘A man armed with a knife entered the police station in Cornella to attack the officers. The attacker was shot,’ the Catalonia regional police said on Twitter.

A police spokesman refused to comment on local media reports that the man was from Algeria.

The incident occurred days after the first anniversary of a deadly militant rampage in Catalonia.

Sixteen people were killed on August 17, 2017 when a van drove into crowds on the popular Las Ramblas boulevard in the heart of Barcelona and in a knife attack in the nearby resort of Cambrils.

The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attacks.



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