Breaking News: Van Plows Into Barcelona Crowd

Breaking News: Van Plows Into Barcelona Crowd


Reporter: THERE ARE INJURIES. WE DON’T KNOW HOW SERIOUS. TWO ARMED MEN ENTERED A RESTAURANT. THIS ALL HAPPENED IN BARCELONA. A POPULAR TOURIST AREA. WE’RE GOING TO JOIN THE BBC IN THEIR COVERAGE. Reporter: MAIN STORY AT BBC NEWS AT 5:00. Reporter: TO REPEAT, A VAN PLOWED INTO A CROWD OF PEDESTRIANS IN BARCELONA TODAY. WE’RE GOING TO BE BACK WITH ANY MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS. UNSURE OF HOW MANY INJURIES. JOANNE WILL JOIN US BY TELEPHONE, SHE’S IN BARCELONA. WHAT DO WE KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENED? I DIDN’T SEE IT, BUT I WAS WALK IN LAS RAMBLAS. SHORTLY PEOPLE STARTED SCREAMING SAYING COPS SAID TO GET AWAY FROM THE STREETS AND RUN. WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON OR WHY. WE WERE ONLY 50 METERS AWAY AT THE TIME. STREETS VERY NARROW AND NO CARS. WE WERE TRYING TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO. DIFFERENT DIRECTION DOCTORS INVEIGHING THEY HEARD GUNSHOTS FROM NEAR THE CATHEDRAL. SO, WE’VE BEEN JUST KIND EVER SHELTERING IN THE MIDDLE OF SOME NARROW STREETS LISTENING TO THE SIRENS AND HELICOPTERS NOW HE’S LEADING US OUT SOMEWHERE TO MIGHT BE POSSIBLE TO GET A TAXI BECAUSE METRO IS CLOSED. THE BARCELONA POLICE ARE LABELING THIS A TERROR ATTACK. FROM THE PICTURES WE’RE SEEING THERE APPEAR TO BE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE INJURED ON THE STREETS. HAVE YOU SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT WHERE YOU ARE? NO. BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN JUST PAST THAT AREA WHEN IT STARTED. OUR TOUR GUIDE DIDN’T WANT TO TAKE US BACK THAT WAY. SO, WE DID NOT GO TO THE SCENE. Reporter: CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE AREA WHERE THE ATTACK OCCURRED FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN THERE? JUST THE PLACES AND, THE PLACE FOR TOURISTS TO GO AND HANG OUT AND TAKE PICTURES AND GUY THINGS. IT’S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. YOU WERE PUSHED INTO A STORE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY WERE YOU TOLD ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT HAD OCCURRED? NO. WE DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. WE JUST HEARD SIRENS AND JUST PEOPLE SCREAMING AND RUNNING AND RUNNING. AND THE WOMAN IN THE STORE, SHE WAS VERY NICE ABOUT IT. IT WAS AFTERWARD THAT PEOPLE STARTED GOING ON THE PHONES AND FINDING SOME INFORMATION ABOUT A VAN PLOWING. NOW I’M HEARING REPORTS ABOUT TWO PEOPLE IN A RESTAURANT THAT VERY CLOSE TO WHERE WE STARTED OUT ALSO, JUST ABOUT 200 METERS FROM THERE NOW. ARE YOU SEEING A SUBSTANTIAL POLICE PRESENCE? NOT WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. BUT I’M HEARING A LOT OF HELICOPTERS AND SEEING THEM. BUT WE’RE WALKING AWAY FROM THE SCENE. WHAT ABOUT AMBULANCE ARE YOU HEARING THEM OR SEEING THEM? WE DID HEAR SIRENS. THE THING IS HE’S TRYING TO KEEP US AWAY FROM ACTUAL LOADS WHERE THERE ARE CARS. WE’RE IN THE MORE WALKING NARROW STREETS AND WHERE NO CARS ARE. JOANNE IF YOU WOULD STAY WITH US A MOMENT. ARE YOU STILL THERE? YES, HIM. : JUST STAY WITH US A MOMENT I JUST WANT TO REPEAT FOR PEOPLE. THERE’S BREAKING NEWS IN BARCELONA, SPAINA VAN JU JUMPED THE CURB AND PLOWED INTO PEDESTRIANS. A PICTURE OF LAS RAMBLAS A MAIN SORT OF TOURIST ATTRACTION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY. THERE ARE INJURIES. WE DON’T KNOW HOW MANY YET OR HOW SERIOUS THEY MIGHT BE. JOANNE STERN WITH CBS NEWS WHO HAPPENED TO BE IN BARCELONA AND CLOSE BY WHEN THIS HAPPENED. AGAIN, TELL ME AGAIN WHAT EXACTLY YOU HEARD IN THE AFTERMATH OF THIS? WELL, WHAT WE HEARD WERE JUST SCREAMING PEOPLE RUNNING DOWN THE STREETS SAYING — NOW THERE’S A WHOLE BUNCH OF SIRENS COMING BY ME NOW. AND THE AMBULANCES, TOO. A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST SCREAMING, RUNNING AWAY FROM LAS RAMBLAS SAYING THAT IT IS COPS TOLD EVERYBODY TO MOVE AWAY. THAT — I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IT HAPPENED ALONG THAT AREA. I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS EXACTLY RIGHT WHERE WE WERE OR JUST DOWN THE ROAD A BIT. CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE STILL HEAR YOU. I JUST WANTED TO INJECT WE’VE BEEN LOOKING AT SOME EXTREMELY DISTURBING VIDEO OF VICTIMS ON THE CURB. VAN JUMPING THE CURB PLOW CAN INTO PEDESTRIANS. THERE IS ALSO A REPORT FROM REUTERS THAT TWO ARMED MEN HAVE ENTERED A RESTAURANT IN THAT AREA. WE DON’T HAVE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION ON THAT YET. I BELIEVE WE HAVE DEBRA FROM OUR LONDON BUREAU WHO HAS BEEN MONITORING THIS ON THE PHONE. CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE DON’T HAVE OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL YET. YOU CAN SEE BODIES ON THE GROUND. A DRIVER DROVE A VAN INTO THIS INCREDIBLY POPULAR DESTINATION AS YOU POINTED OUT ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN TO BARCELONA HAVE BEEN THERE. THE POLICE YOU HAVE TO GO. POPULAR, CAFE, BARS, THE PLACE TO BE SCENE. THEY PICKED A GOOD PLACE. A VERY, VERY BUSY, POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION. DURING THE WEEKS UP TO THIS THERE HAVE BEEN GRIEVE BEING POSTED VERY THREATENING GRIEVE. NOW THIS PARTICULAR INCIDENT, POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THIS IS INDEED A TERRORIST ATTACK. WE ALSO UNDERSTAND, VERY DISTURBING REPORTS THAT TWO ARMED MEN AFTER THE ATTACK WENT INTO A RESTAURANT. THE DRIVER OF THE VAN FLED THE SCENE ON FOOT. DEBRA WITH AN UPDATE ON LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN STORY THAT IS BREAKING AS WE SPEAK AS YOU SEE ENORMOUS POLICE PRESENC PRESENCE. THERE ARE CLEARLY MULTIPLE INJURIES AND VERY SERIOUS ONES TO TOURIST. WE’RE LOOKING AT BBC COVERAGE RIGHT NOW OF THE EVENT AND LET’S LISTEN IN. IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES. JAM PACKED WITH — ABOUT THE SIT DOWN. LITERALLY SECOND LATER HEARD A CRASHING NOISE. THE WHOLE STREET I HEARD SCREAMING, EVERYBODY STARTED TO RUN SO I STARTED TO RUN IN THE DIRECTION PEOPLE WERE RUNNING TO SHOPS. FAMILIES ARE SCREAMING FOR THEIR KIDS. WITHIN SECOND POLICE OFFICERS WERE OUT. I NOTICED YESTERDAY WITHIN WE ARRIVED IN THE CITY THAT THERE’S A PREF EYE POLICE PRESENCE, POLICE OFFICERS WERE THERE WITHIN SECONDS. GUNS WERE OUT, AMBULANCE, FIRE ENGINES, YOU CAN SEE AT THE TOP OF THE — A VAN, TRIED TO GET INTO A SHOP PEOPLE WERE PANICKING. THERE WAS A SHOPKEEPER SAID SOMETHING ABOUT — DASH TRIED TO ASK HIM HE SAID HE SAW A VAN HAD DRIVEN INTO THE CROWD. FIVE OR SIX PEOPLE WITH VERY SERIOUS INJURIES. AT THAT POINT THE AMBULANCES AND POLICE OFFICERS WERE ON THE SCENE WITH MACHINE GUNS AND GUNS VERY QUICKLY. PEOPLE WERE PANICKING WE WERE PUSHED BACK AGAIN AND KEEP GETTING PUSHED BACK. POLICE ARE ABSOLUTELY EVERYWHERE AT THE MOMENT. THAT’S ONE BRITISH MAN WHO IS — BBC COVERAGE OF THE EVENTS IN BARCELONA WHICH ARE STILL DEVELOPING ONCE AGAIN A VAN HAS JUMPED THE CURB AND PLOWED INTO PEDESTRIANS IN LAS RAMBLAS IN THE HEART OF BARCELONA. THERE ARE MULTIPLE INJURIES WE DO DO NOT KNOW HOW SERIOUS, CLEARLY SOME ARE VERY SERIOUS AT THIS POINT. WE’LL HAVE MORE — WE’LL FOLLOW THIS STORY THROUGHOUT THE DAY WE’LL BE BACK ON THE AIR WITH ANY MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AS WELL AS LOCAL STATION THIS EVENING IN OUR 24 HOUR STREAMING NEWS NETWORK CBSN AND RIGHT HERE TONIGHT ON THE CBS EVENING NEWS.

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