On Friday, December 28, security forces arrested a man after he drove a truck into a security barrier near the Las Ramblas pedestrian street in Barcelona. According to local sources, police have not ruled out a terrorism-related motive in their investigation. On Sunday, December 23, the US Consulate General in Barcelona issued a security alert advising all US citizens to exercise caution along Las Ramblas. A heightened security presence is to be anticipated in the area in the coming hours and days.
On Monday, December 24, security forces in Barcelona launched a manhunt for a possible terror suspect reportedly planning an attack in the Las Ramblas area of the city during the holidays. It is currently unclear if Friday's incident and the earlier manhunt are related.
Individuals present in Barcelona are advised to exercise caution and report any suspicious behavior or objects to the relevant authorities.
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