Oliver J.J. Lane reports at Breitbart:
Spanish police have confirmed a truck has struck a crowd on a popular tourist street in central Barcelona in what they are calling a terror attack, with local media claiming there are up to a dozen injured in the "serious incident."
According to reports, the van involved in the incident left the road and entered the pedestrianized area of the walk and drove through the crowds until it crashed into a kiosk. Spanish police were quick to identify the incident as a "terrorist attack" and said the attacker had fled the scene.
"It is not clear whether the attacker has been arrested, but police called on social media users to not share images of the ongoing counter-terror operation, which may suggest concern doing so could help suspects avoid capture," Breitbart reports.
"Police evacuated the La Rambla pedestrianized street in Barcelona Thursday afternoon, as shop keepers closed their roller-shutters with customers inside to protect them from events outside, reports local newspaper La Vanguardia," according to Breitbart. "All local railway stations have been closed."