Published: Mon, August 20, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Spain terror alert: man armed with knife shot dead at police station

Spain terror alert: man armed with knife shot dead at police station

He said police were checking whether they were authentic.

Catalan police were due to give more details about the attack at a Barcelona press conference scheduled for noon (1000 GMT).

Barcelona police say they are treating a man's knife attack on officers at a city police station as a terrorist incident.

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.

The suspect repeatedly pressed the buzzer to be let in at around 5.45am and spoke with officers inside over an intercom.

Witnesses looked on Monday afternoon as specialist police units including the bomb squad, police sniffer dogs, specialist firearms, and forensics entered the block of flats where the assailant lived.

Comes said authorities have found no criminal record for the man identified in the documents, although worldwide police databases are being searched for matches with his fingerprints.

Intelligence services are helping with the investigation.

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According to police sources, Taib was a resident of Cornellà de Llobregat and had a Spanish Foreign Identity Number (NIE).

The attack came three days after the anniversary of the 2017 jihadist attacks in the centre of Barcelona and nearby Cambrils in which 16 people died.

Police said the man "intended to attack police officers".

A body is taken away after an incident in the northern Spanish town of Cornella.

Police have launched an investigation to discover if he had the support of a jihadist network or was acting alone.

Commissioner Rafel Comes, the second-in-command of the Catalan regional police, told reporters that police are treating it as a terrorist attack "for the moment", because the incident was "extremely serious", involving a "premeditated" attack that meant to kill police.

Officials said the attacker had "homicidal and premeditated will" when he stormed the police station with a knife of "considerable dimensions".

Catalan police officers cordon off the area near a police station, following an attack in Cornella de Llobregat near Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.

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