Spanish authorities are investigating what they stated was a potential “terrorist” incident after a person stabbed a number of individuals at two church buildings within the southern Spanish port metropolis of Algeciras, killing no less than one particular person, a court docket supply and a spokesperson for town stated.
The person attacked clergymen at two completely different church buildings – San Isidro and Nuestra Senora de La Palma, round 300 metres (1,000 toes) aside – simply after 8pm on Wednesday night in downtown Algeciras, a spokesperson for town stated. A supply at Madrid’s Excessive Courtroom stated the incident was being investigated as terrorism.
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Police stated 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 identify 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 severe situation, the Algeciras metropolis spokesperson stated.
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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 capable of instantly confirm the video.
El Mundo newspaper reported that 4 individuals had been injured within the assault.