Published on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tourists evacuated from Barcelona attraction in terror alert

Barcelona's most iconic attraction the Sagrada Familia was stormed by police yesterday following reports of a van carrying a suspect package.

The nearest metro station, shops and local roads were closed, while tourists and locals were advised to stay indoors.

The Catalan police force, Mossos d'Esquadra, tweeted: "We have activated the service TEDAX to make checks with a van parked in the surroundings of the Sagrada Familia."

It confirmed the bomb squad was making checks around the Anton Gaudi-designed cathedral as part of an anti-terror operation.

The Sagrada Familia is known to have been one of the intended targets of the terrorists who carried out attacks on Las Ramblas in Barcelona and in the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils last month.

No one was arrested as a result of yesterday's anti-terror swoop

Story Image

Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:

Email other comments made to this story
Code Request a new picture 5 characters

NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Its half way through the year. Has 2018 been better than expected for your Travel business?
YES 55.39 %
NO 44.61 %

Thank you for your vote

Move scroll bar (above) left to right for more videos!