Witness describes how shot terrorist in Spain got up again like 'horror film'

A man caught in the panic of a second terrorist incident during yesterday's attacks in Spain described the scenes as like watching a "horror film".

Fitzroy Davies was visiting the town of Cambrils, south west of Barcelona, for a judo camp when terrorists in the area rammed pedestrians with a car.

Mr Davies told Sky News he saw one of the attackers get back on his feet, despite sustaining police gunshots.

He said: "He came running up, he had silver stuff on him, he had a thing in his hand, and then somebody shouted 'police' and then within 30 seconds the police came.

"Next thing you know, they've drawn their guns and they were shouting at the guy and then shots were fired.

"He then fell down and then within two seconds he stood back up. He then stepped over the fence, charged the police again and the police then gave some more shots and then he fell down again.

"I couldn't understand what he was saying but he was just shouting something and he was going up and down the street and the police were saying 'stop', it must have been 'stop, stop', or whatever, and he kept charging until, in the end, they shot him."

Mr Davies said the crazed attacker was behaving "like somebody who was on drugs".

He said: "He was just going up and down the street, like ranting, raving and he was - I don't know if he was all the ticket, I don't know because he was just going up and down.

"And then when he took the first round of shots he fell on the floor, and then within two seconds, I thought I was watching a film, one of them horror films, the guy just stood up.

"Just stood up, got back up, walked over the fence and started laughing at the police.

"And as he started laughing at the police, he was walking to them and the police started to step backwards and then they shot him again. And that's when he went down."

Mr Davies said the terrorist appeared to be holding some kind of device, later thought to have been a mock trigger for a fake suicide vest.

An overturned car at the spot where terrorists were intercepted by police in Cambrils, Spain, today.

"I think it did it's job," he said.

"It made everyone fearful. And I think that's what they were looking for.

"He had something in his hand and at first everybody kept on thinking he's got something. And that's why everybody was running."

Mr Davies told Sky that one of his associates at the camp was "slightly injured" after a bullet "ricocheted", but said he was thankful nobody else had been injured in his group.

He described the haunting quality of seeing the attack at close quarters.

He said: "You watch TV and you watch things on TV, you don't expect to go out and see - it's a shock.

"It's a shock now, coming back and seeing it.

"The part that haunts me is how he stood up. It's like, I thought I was watching a film, the guy just fell on the floor and then just came back up.

"He must have been on some sort of drugs, or adrenaline, to get so many shots and then to get back up."

Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont confirmed five terrorists had been shot by police in Cambrils and were wearing fake suicide belts when they were stopped.


 

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