(UPDATE 12:55 p.m. ET): Reuters is reporting that at least two people have been killed and several others are injured. Other news outlets report the number of dead could be as high as 13.
Police in Barcelona, Spain say a van plowed into a crowd of people in a central area popular with tourists today (Thursday). "Dozens of injuries" have been reported.
Authorities have not announced the number of casualties or the extent of their injuries. They said the incident, which occurred in the Las Ramblas area of the Spanish city, appeared to be deliberate. The streets and the metro in the area have been closed down. CBS News reports that the driver of the van fled and two other armed men entered a nearby restaurant. More details to follow.
UPDATE: Barcelona police have now confirmed that the crash as a "terrorist attack."
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