A van has ploughed into pedestrians on the famous Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona city center.
In La Rambla and I think a car or van has driven through the pedestrian part. Stuck in a restaurant atm. Armed coppers everywhere. pic.twitter.com/skguINRxCK
— Will (@Akolaar) August 17, 2017
Two gunmen are believed to have also taken hostages at a restaurant in the tourist district.
Police confirm ‘two dead’ and ‘dozens injured’ after the incident.
According to local newspaper El Periodico the CIA had warned local police in Barcelona two months ago that the famous Las Ramblas boulevard could be the target of a terrorist attack.
Businesses on Passeig de Gràcia, close to Plaça Catalunya and along Les Rambles in Barcelona, are a ll closed to the public according to local paper La Vanguardia.
Official sources have yet to confirm if the incident is terrorist related.
— Dogan Peri (@DoganPeri) August 17, 2017
Estampida ahora mismo en El Corte Inglés de Plaza Catalunya en Barcelona pic.twitter.com/72LLRmJjRk
— Jordi Perez Colome (@jordipc) August 17, 2017