An incident is unfolding in Subirats, Spain, where police have shot Younes Abouyaaquob, the suspect from the Barcelona terror attack, while he was wearing an explosive belt.
The main suspect in the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people has been shot and arrested while wearing a suspected explosive belt.
Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia is reporting that Younes Abouyaaquob has been arrested in Sant Sadurni de Noya, west of Barcelona. Spanish police declined to confirm the report but said on Twitter shortly before that an “incident” was under way in Subirats, 10 km 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.
Abouyaaquob (22) has been the target of an international manhunt since Thursday’s van attack in Barcelona.
Authorities say they now have evidence he drove the van that ploughed down the city’s famed Las Ramblas promenade, killing 13 pedestrians and injuring more than 120 others.
Subirats is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Penedès, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
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