14 Oct, 2021 @ 13:45
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Man arrested after firing shots at windows at university campus in northern Spain

basque police force photo by Ertzaintza
photo by Ertzaintza

PANIC spread at a university campus in Spain’s Basque Country on Wednesday afternoon after a man fired shots at the window of a building full of students.

Authorities evacuated students from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at Leioa campus of the Basque Country University (UPV) amid fears of a mass shooting.

Students took cover underneath desks in the building until police arrived.

However, they soon detained a 21-year-old man carrying a shotgun who had fired at least three shots at windows.

Local media reported that he was not a student at the university and that he had said “he wasn’t there to hurt anyone”.

“The campus was evacuated at 6:50 pm and the person detained, but there was no personal damage,” said a spokesperson for Ertzaintza, the regional police force in the Basque Country.


Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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