BARCELONA, Spain — A person pleaded to be let right into a locked police station in Barcelona earlier than daybreak Monday, then lunged with a knife at officers inside. Police shot him lifeless and the assault is being investigated for any hyperlinks to terror, authorities stated.
Commissioner Rafel Comes, the second-in-command of the Catalan regional police, advised reporters that police are treating it as a terrorist assault “for the second” as a result of the incident was “extraordinarily severe,” involving a “premeditated” assault that supposed to kill police.
The person shouted “Allah” and different phrases that cops didn’t perceive, Comes stated, including that Spanish intelligence companies are serving to with the investigation.
However he added that police have discovered no proof linking the incident to terrorand close by Cambrils, which killed 16 folks.
Officers opened a locked police station safety door to the person, who lived in a close-by condominium, Comes stated. The police station is situated within the Cornella district on the outskirts of the town.
He stated the suspect repeatedly pressed the buzzer to be let in at round 5.45 a.m. and spoke with officers inside over an intercom. After they determined to let him in, he pulled out “a big knife” and lunged at officers, in line with Comes.
The person had ID paperwork on him and police are checking whether or not they’re genuine.
Comes stated authorities have discovered no prison document for the person recognized within the paperwork, though worldwide police databases are being looked for matches along with his fingerprints.
Police had been planning to go looking the person’s condominium.
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