September 12, 2017 / 6:55 PM / a year ago

Catalan police say Sagrada Familia bomb scare was false alarm

Towers and construction cranes are seen as work continues on the Basilica Sagrada Familia, which was designed by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain, December 30, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan police declared a false alarm on Tuesday following a bomb scare that had led agents to cordon off Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia church and send in a bomb squad to check a parked van.

Police said on Twitter that there had been no arrests as a result of the incident and that the area had returned to normal.

Reporting By Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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