Police Evacuate Famous Barcelona Cathedral Over Terror Threat
Towers and construction cranes are seen as work continues on the Basilica Sagrada Familia, which was designed by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain, December 30, 2016.
REUTERS/Regis Duvignau - LR1ED121EDB6X Police Evacuate Famous Barcelona Cathedral Over Terror evacuated the famous La Sagrada Familia cathedral Tuesday in Barcelona and cordoned off the surrounding area in response to a possible terror threat.
BREAKING: Police have evacuated Barcelona’s landmark Sagrada Familia cathedral amid anti-terrorism operation.
â The Associated Press (@AP) September 12, 2017 Terrorists connected with last month’s van attack in Barcelona explicitly listed the iconic cathedral as a target for jihadist bombing.
An unnamed spokesman for Mossos d’Esquadra regional police confirmed the evacuation of the cathedral and surrounding area,Â according to the Associated Press.