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Knife Attacker Shot by Police Near Barcelona

Knife Attacker Shot by Police Near BarcelonaKnife Attacker Shot by Police Near Barcelona

A man wielding a knife and shouting in Arabic was shot dead as he entered a police station south of Barcelona, Spanish authorities said on Monday. The attacker, said to be 29 and of Algerian origin, had gone into the building at 5:52 a.m. (03:52 GMT) and was shot by an officer on duty. Catalan police said the attacker had targeted officers, BBC reported. The attacker lived in the town of Cornella de Llobregat, just south of Barcelona. He had been living in Spain for several years and had a foreigners’ identity number, reports said. He was named as Abdelouahab T by Spanish media, which said he had no known criminal record and was married to a Spanish woman. The attacker had walked through the building’s entrance where he was immediately challenged by a woman officer with the Catalan force, the Mossos d’Esquadra, and by a sergeant on duty, police sources told the Efe news agency. When the man rushed forward, he was shot. Police stations across Spain were put on alert as a result of Monday’s incident.

 

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