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Algerian knifeman ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’ shot by police near Barcelona

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Mossos d'Esquadra Mercedes Benz Sprinter in Barcelona, Catalonia. Photo: Steven Straiton / flickr.

An Algerian man has been shot dead today at the headquarters of the Mossos d’Esquadra in Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona. The individual, aged 29, has been neutralized after entering the police headquarters of Cornellà’s police station shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, and try to attack the officers, Catalan police said.

The Mossos d’Esquadra confirmed from their Twitter official account that “a man armed with a knife has acceded this morning to the police station of Cornellà with the objective of attacking the police officers. The attacker has been shot dead.” The incident occurred at approximately 6 am in the morning. “Unusual movement of ambulances and police vehicles has been observed shortly before 6 am”, witnesses told local media.

Unofficial police voices have abounded that the man, allegedly neutralized by the policemen with their service firearms, would have attacked the officers with a knife shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (Allah is great). Shortly after, La Vanguardia newspaper added that the individual was a man of Algerian nationality.


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