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Police Kill Barcelona Driver Who Ran Checkpoint

Police said the driver had no connection to the earlier terrorist attack

Police secure the area close to the scene after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, Spain, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, photo: AP/Giannis Papanikos
1 month ago

BARCELONA – A senior police official in Barcelona has confirmed that regional police troopers have shot and killed the driver of a vehicle that drove through a police checkpoint and struck two officers.

However, Major Josep Lluis Trapero of the Catalonia region’s police force says the driver is not thought to have been involved in the van attack that killed 13 people earlier Thursday night.

Trapero says the dead driver “doesn’t have any connection with the terrorist attack we are investigating.”

He says a female officer who was run down by the vehicle suffered a broken leg.

Hours after the van attack on a downtown pedestrian plaza, the police force for Spain’s Catalonia region had said that a car hit two officers at a traffic blockade on the outskirts of Barcelona.

Barcelona police said that after running the checkpoint, the vehicle and its driver were intercepted about 10 kilometers (6 miles) outside of the downtown area where the original attack happened.

That’s when the driver was shot and killed.

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