Barcelona Terror Attack: Number "Bound To Rise," Over 80 Injured, 1 Dozen Dead

Las Ramblas, barcelona

Update: 12 dead, 80 injured

According to reports, at least one person has been killed and 32 people injured after a van charged into a crowd in the center of Barcelona.

In a news conference, Joaquin Forn, interior councilor for Catalonia said that the number of injuries and possible deaths is "bound to rise."

On Thursday afternoon, the attack occurred in a popular tourist area of Las Ramblas.

Hostages are being held at a restaurant nearby. Reports suggest there are two suspects inside. An American tourist told MSNBC that hostages are being released one-by-one.

Catalan police told everyone in the vicinity of Plaça de Catalunya to remain inside.

Although ISIS has not yet claimed the tragedy, police are treating the incident as a terror attack.

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