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Spanish police arrest main Barcelona van attack suspect: La vanguardia
August 21, 2017 / 3:01 PM / 3 months ago

Spanish police arrest main Barcelona van attack suspect: La vanguardia

MADRID (Reuters) - The main suspect in the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people last week, 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, was arrested on Monday in Sant Sadurni de Noya, west of Barcelona, Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia said.

A street is cordoned off after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, Spain August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Spanish police declined to confirm the report but said on Twitter shortly before that an “incident” was under way in Subirats, 10 km (6 miles) away, without giving further details.

Several Spanish media, including Cadena Ser radio, said one man wearing an explosive belt had been shot dead in Subirats.

Reporting by Julien Toyer; Editing by Adrian Croft

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