A man armed with a knife was killed when he attacked a police station near the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona early Monday, police said.
‘A man armed with a knife entered the police station in Cornella to attack the officers. The attacker was shot,’ the Catalonia regional police said on Twitter.
A police spokesman refused to comment on local media reports that the man was from Algeria.
The incident occurred days after the first anniversary of a deadly militant rampage in Catalonia.
Sixteen people were killed on August 17, 2017 when a van drove into crowds on the popular Las Ramblas boulevard in the heart of Barcelona and in a knife attack in the nearby resort of Cambrils.
The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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