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.
A man armed with knife has acceded this morning to Cornellà's police station with the aim to attack the Police officers. The aggressor has been shot down. The facts happened a few minuts before 6 a.m.— Mossos (@mossos) 20 августа 2018 г.
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