BREAKING: Van Mows Down Pedestrians in Barcelona Terrorist Attack, Takes People Hostage...
Another day, another terrorist attack across the pond. Such is life for Europe as of 2017. They've grown quite familiar with all the isms of terror over there. Bombings, stabbings, truck attacks, you name it. Now we have news of a horrific van attack taking place in the streets of Barcelona. As this is breaking news, details are still developing. Here's the fresh scoop:
Panic after van crashes into pedestrians in Barcelona 'killing two' https://t.co/jpSayQKHj1 https://t.co/yMLljxp3cO— Daily Mail Online (@Daily Mail Online)1502986080.0
Several people have been injured in a "massive crash" involving a van in Barcelona's city center, according to police. Authorities have deemed the incident a "terrorist attack," AFP reported.
Police say the crash occurred after the van jumped the sidewalk, AP reported.
Authorities are looking for the driver of the vehicle, who escaped on foot according to El Nacional.
The incident occurred in the famous La Rambla, a street popular for tourists visiting the city.
So the identity of the attacker hasn't been solidified or released yet. If I had to take a guess? It would be what we, here at LwC, guess pretty much every time terrorism strikes up in Europe (see Multiple Dead in London Terrorist Attack. Suspect Probably Not Amish...).
This isn't the first - and likely won't be the last - time a dude has decided to plow into innocent people. Seeing as La Rambla is a popular tourist destination, it's likely this rustled chap wanted to do major damage to as many people as possible. Or maybe he just got sick of waiting in traffic and decided to give the sidewalk a try. Lets keep all our options open.
As mentioned above, truck attacks are all the rage in Europe. There's a common thread among all these copy cat terrorist attacks. More specifically, a common towel. With which one wraps his holy head (peace be upon it).
Additional updates here:
Now it's being said that there are TWO men at large.
They have entered a restaurant.
A Spanish newspaper quoted police sources as saying the perpetrators of the Barcelona crash were holed up in a bar. https://t.co/7i19GrCXWw— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press)1502986199.0
They are ARMED and still fleeing police. Apparently the restaurant they entered was kosher, according to Josh Kraushaar.
Reports of four people being killed in the crash.
RT is reporting that the restaurant is a Turkish restaurant called Luna de Istanbul. People are being held hostage. Gunfire has taken place.
Reports of hostage situation in Turkish restaurant 'Luna de Istanbul' in central #Barcelona https://t.co/nOiONYmMDX— RT (@RT)1502986616.0
We'll keep this post updated with the story as it develops. Try to contain your surprise as the events unfold.