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Tourists evacuated from Barcelona attraction in terror alert

Barcelona's most iconic attraction the Sagrada Familia was stormed by police yesterday, September 12, following reports of a van carrying a suspect package, TravelMole reports.

The nearest metro station, shops and local roads were closed, while tourists and locals were advised to stay indoors.

The Catalan police force, Mossos d'Esquadra, sent its bomb squad to make checks around the cathedral as part of an anti-terror operation.

The Sagrada Familia is known to have been one of the intended targets of the terrorists who carried out attacks on Las Ramblas in Barcelona and in the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils last month.

No one was arrested as a result of yesterday's anti-terror swoop.
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