August 20, 2018 / 10:57 AM / a year ago

Police treating attempted assault in Catalonia as terrorist attack

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police said on Monday they were treating as a terrorist attack an attempted assault on a police station near Barcelona by a man armed with a large knife who was then shot dead.

“Right now we are treating this as a terrorist attack,” regional investigative police chief Rafel Comas told a news conference, adding that the attacker had said “Allah is great”.

Reporting by Isla Binnie and Rodrigo de Miguel; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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