Breaking news: Attacker shot dead in Barcelona

Police stations across Spain have been put on alert after a man wielding a knife and shouting in Arabic was shot dead as he entered a police station at Cornellà de Llobregat, south of Barcelona.

The 29-year-old man is of Algerian origins, according to newspaper El Pais.

On Twitter, the police explained: “A man armed with a knife has accessed the police station in Cornella this morning with the aim of attacking officers.

 “He has been taken out. The incident happened just before 6am this morning.”

An officer at the reception of the police station is said to have pulled the trigger on the man.

Emergency services arrived at the scene but could not to save the attacker, who died shortly after his attempted attack.

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