Barcelona attack update: One suspect arrested, one suspect dead, multiple dead, and more details you need to know (video)


A terror attack occurring at around 4:30 p.m. local time Thursday has shaken the city of Barcelona, Spain after a van plowed into pedestrians in a busy area of the city.

Social media had reported that two suspects entered a restaurant with guns, taking customers hostage, but local police have denied that, saying that customers had holed up in the building attempting to seek safety, and the situation was not a hostage standoff as originally reported.

Officials have confirmed that at least 13 people were killed in the vehicle attack, and 50 were injured.

Authorities have released the identity of the man who rented the van involved in the attack as Driss Oukabir.

Police have confirmed that one suspect has been arrested, and said that person is Driss Oukabir.

A second van was reportedly found 40 miles away but contained no explosives. Authorities are as yet uncertain how the second van was to be used.

Authorities are also reporting a SECOND VEHICLE ATTACK after a white Ford Focus hit a police officer after failing to stop at a police check point set up after the first attack. The occupants of the car then reportedly got out of the vehicle, fired at police, before getting back in their vehicle and speeding off.

Fox News reported that another suspect who was involved in a shootout with police has died, but it is unconfirmed whether that person was one of the people in the Ford Focus. “Bits of information” are coming in from officials in Barcelona.

Business Insider correspondent Natasha Bertrand confirmed that the man who rented the van involved in the attack has been identified as Driss Oukabir.

Below are videos of the event, and tweeted responses from individuals such as President Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson.

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