Van hits crowd in Barcelona, police say incident "terrorist attack" - media

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A van has plowed into a crowd of people near Las Ramblas tourist spot in Barcelona, causing several injuries, local police say, according to CNN.

Christopher Rodríguez

The scene of the incident has been sealed off, according to a Catalan police spokesman, CNN reports.

Police believe several people have been injured.

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Reuters reported that Catalan emergency services have requested the closure of metro and train stations in the vicinity of the incident. Police told people to avoid the area.

According to AFP, the incident is believed to be a "terrorist attack."

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