Spanish police shoot man dead as he tries to attack officers with knife near Barcelona

A man armed with a knife was shot dead by police when he tried to attack officers near Barcelona.

Spanish police said the man entered the police station in Cornella, in the north-eastern region of Catalonia, at just before 5am BST on Monday “with the aim of attacking the agents”.

A spokesman refused to comment on local media reports that the man was from Algeria and had shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) during the attack.

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Source: The Telegraph