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Van Plows into Barcelona crowd

Today, a white van plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, Spain, causing 50 injuries so far.


The incident took place near the popular tourist area of Las Ramblas. At least 13 have been confirmed dead. Barcelona police are not assuming anything yet, but are telling the public to stay away from the area.


Two people were seen running into a nearby bar. Police suspect at least one of them was the driver of the van. A manhunt is underway for the suspects. All public events in the city have been suspended.


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is in Japan now, went in front of a camera and gave a statement condemning the attack and asked the survivors to contact their friends and families to let them know they are safe. He promised that the United States and its allies will find the terrorists and bring them to justice. The United States is assisting Spain with victims who are American citizens.


A local blood bank says hospitals in the region are open to donors who want to give blood for the victims of the attack.


One person has been arrested so far. It has not been confirmed that the person was involved. The time in Barcelona is 6-hours ahead.


Stay tuned for further updates as this story develops.



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