Barcelona police declared the attack on La Rambla street in Barcelona, Spain, a terrorist attack. ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack.

At 5PM local time, a driver plowed a truck through the busy tourist street. As of 11:50AM ET, two have died. A man fled on foot and reports have come that two armed men have entered a restaurant.

The Attack

ISIS has officially taken responsibility for the attack:

The police have released a photo of the suspect:

We do not know if this is the same guy that the police arrested.

At 5PM local time, a man drove a truck into a crowd on the the popular tourist street. Catherine Herridge at Fox News reported that the men used a rental truck, which is what others have used in truck attacks across Europe.

Avi Mayer, the spokesman for Jewish Agency, noted that the attack occurred near a Kosher restaurant:

Fox News reported:

“It was real chaos, people started running, screaming. There was a loud bang,” eyewitness Ethan Spibey told Sky News.

Catalan emergency services said people should not go to the area around Placa Catalunya, according to Reuters.

Witnesses told newspaper El Pais the driver ran over several people on the walk way, and there were people lying on the ground injuures.

One witness said the van “has trampled people while crossing the traffic light.”

Other witnesses have spoken out:

Barcelona resident Keith Fleming says he was watching television in his building on a side street just off Las Ramblas when he heard a noise and went out to the balcony to investigate.

He says he saw “women and children just running and they looked terrified.” Fleming heard a bang, possibly from someone rolling down a store shutter, as more people raced by.


The Associated Press tweeted the police have arrested a suspect:

Police confirmed 32 injured. 10 seriously. Officials have said that the attack killed 13 people.

Police found a passport in a van:

Second Attack?

I’m seeing reports on social media of two men holding up a restaurant, but cannot find much info on it.

The police are still in a standoff at a nearby Turkish restaurant:

Now major media outlets report that the perpetrators have locked themselves in a bar:

My friend Billy Newton has friends nearby:

Reports have come out that police are looking for a possible second van: