Update: Knife attack on police in Barcelona ‘terrorist incident’

Update: Barcelona police are treating a knife attack on officers at a city police station as a terrorist incident.

Commissioner Rafel Comes said officers shot the man dead after he entered the station in Cornella district and pulled out a knife.

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>The man was shot down by officers (AP)</figcaption>
The man was shot down by officers (AP)

Mr Comes said the man shouted “Allah” and other words that officers did not understand.

Police have found no evidence linking the incident to last year’s terror attacks in Barcelona and nearby Cambrils, which killed 16 people.

Intelligence services are helping with the investigation.

Earlier: Knife attacker gunned down by police in Barcelona

A man who attacked officers with a knife at a police station in Barcelona has been gunned down.

The incident occurred just before 6am local time (5am Irish time) in the Cornella district on the outskirts of the city, police said.

Police said the man “intended to attack police officers”, though they did not say whether the man was killed.

A short time after the incident, a body was taken out of the police station on a stretcher and placed in a mortuary van.

Police said an investigation was launched and a news conference would be held later in the morning.

- Press Association

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