TWO armed men have stormed a restaurant in Barcelona after a van ploughed through crowds in the popular Las Ramblas area caused ‘fatalities’, according to police.

Events are believed to be ongoing, according to CNN, with a spokesperson for Catalan police saying it is ‘most likely’ a terrorist incident.

Catalan tv channel TV3 has reported the suspects entered a bar called Aromas de Estambul, a Turkish restaurant near Placa Catalunya.

A Mossos police spokesperson tweeted: “There are fatalities and injured as a result of the accident.

“There has been no shooting at El Corte Inglés.”

People are being advised to stay away from the area.

Catalan emergency services have ordered the closure of nearby Metro and train stations, according to Reuters.

Earlier, a van careered into dozens of pedestrians along Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous street.

Video showed bodies strewn all down the famous walkway.

One witness told Spanish TV chanbel TVE24 ‘there is no doubt it was intentional’.

The driver was seen fleeing on foot, according to El Pais.

Guardia Civil and Catalan government officials are set for crisis talks following the incident.

 

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