Knife attacker gunned down by police in Barcelona

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Knife attacker gunned down by police in Barcelona

A man attacked officers at a police station in the Cornella district.


Catalan police officers cordon off the area following a knife attack at a police station (AP)
Catalan police officers cordon off the area following a knife attack at a police station (AP)

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 BST) 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.

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The man was shot down by officers (AP)

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.

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