Spanish authorities are investigating what they mentioned was a attainable “terrorist” incident after a person stabbed a number of folks at two church buildings within the southern Spanish port metropolis of Algeciras, killing a minimum of one particular person, a court docket supply and a spokesperson for town mentioned.
The person attacked clergymen at two totally different church buildings – San Isidro and Nuestra Senora de La Palma, round 300 metres (1,000 ft) aside – simply after 8pm on Wednesday night in downtown Algeciras, a spokesperson for town mentioned. A supply at Madrid’s Excessive Court docket mentioned the incident was being investigated as terrorism.
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Police mentioned the attacker had been arrested, whereas a police supply shared footage displaying two officers escorting a person in a hooded sports activities prime in handcuffs via a police station. Police haven’t launched particulars of his title or nationality.
The person who was killed was Diego Valencia, a sacristan on the Nuestra Senora de La Palma church, whereas the titular priest of the parish church of San Isidro, Antonio Rodríguez, was among the many injured and is in critical situation, the Algeciras metropolis spokesperson mentioned.
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Footage broadcast by native media confirmed a person wearing black holding a weapon that seemed to be a machete. Reuters was not in a position to instantly confirm the video.
El Mundo newspaper reported that 4 folks had been injured within the assault.
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