Another terror attack in Europe has left as many as 13 pedestrians killed. The images show the bodies of the dead and wounded lying in the streets after a van plowed through a popular tourist center. The driver, who was armed, reportedly fled the scene and then holed up in a cafe where he took hostages.
This story is still developing, but Fox is echoing reports out of Barcelona that 13 people were killed in the attack. Others have put the number of wounded at least 50 or more. The attack happened in the Spanish city of Barcelona.
Las Ramblas, where the van attack occurred, is a pedestrian walk that crosses the city. Before terrorism became the clear motive, police described the incident as a “massive crash.”
This early in the aftermath, it remains unclear just how many suspects are being sought. Early reports about the armed men in the cafe suggested there were two. Local Spanish news agencies are reporting that one man has been arrested and that authorities are looking for another, Driss Oukabir (below).
The Daily Mail is reporting that one suspect has been shot and killed by police.
One theory is that one man drove the rented van through the crowds until the van was no longer able to pass, and that the second was waiting nearby as a getaway driver of another vehicle.
“It was real chaos, people started running, screaming. There was a loud bang,” an eyewitness, Ethan Spibey, told Sky News.
President Trump, who took almost two full days to condemn the actions of the driver who plowed into a group of counter-protestors, killing one, in Charlottesville, Virginia, has already condemned the attack in Spain. “The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain,” he tweeted, “and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!”