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    The body of a man who tried to attack a police station is carried out of the premises in Cornella near the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona on August 20, 2018

    Spanish Police Shoot Man Attempting to Attack Their Station - Reports

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    According to Spanish law enforcement, they shot a knife-wielding man as he attempted to attack a police station in Catalonia.

    The man had entered the police station in Cornella "with the aim of attacking the agents," Catalonian police said on Twitter.The Catalan police consider an attack on a police station near Barcelona a terrorist attack, the police's deputy chief Rafel Comes said on Monday.

    "We consider this a terrorist attack, but there is still a lot of work to do — to assess the facts, evaluate a ballistic examination, perform an autopsy," Comes told a press conference.

    It is still unclear if the man was killed.

    According to the newspaper La Vanguardia, the suspect may be a native of Algeria.

    On August 17 2017, Spain's Barcelona and Cambrils faced two van ramming attacks, leaving 15 people dead and more than 130 injured. Daesh* has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia


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