Van driver in Barcelona attack stabbed man as he escaped and took his car

August 21, 2017 14:56
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MADRID - The man who rammed a car into crowds in Barcelona last Thursday, identified as 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, fled the scene on foot before later stabbing a man to death and taking his car to escape, police in Catalonia said on Friday.

Police are still searching for Abouyaaqoub and released photos of him on Monday.

Thirteen people died in the van rampage on Las Ramblas, while another woman was killed in a separate attack by suspected Islamist militants hours later in the seaside resort in Cambrils.

Police now consider that the death toll from the attacks stands at 15, including the Spanish man stabbed in his car as he was parking. They believe Abouyaaqoub took the car, rammed into officials at a police checkpoint in the city and then abandoned the vehicle with the dead body in it.

Catalan government officials and police told a joint news conference that another incident had unfolding in Barcelona on Monday involving a suspicious backpack on a bus, but police later confirmed it was a false alarm.

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