Police Say Barcelona Van Attack Was Terrorism

Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (Oriol Duran/AP)
Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (Oriol Duran/AP)
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Police in Spain have confirmed they are investigating the van incident in Barcelona as a terror attack. A van slammed into pedestrians on Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, which is normally packed at the height of the summer tourist season.

Here & Now's Robin Young gets the latest from the BBC's Rich Preston (@RichPreston).

With reporting from The Associated Press

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