Two people shouting Islamist slogans are arrested after smashing a car into Barcelona Airport
- Vehicle drove into Barcelona airport’s terminal one on Friday morning
- Two car occupants, both Albanian, shouted Islamist slogans, said police chief
- Police bomb squad confirmed there were no explosives in the vehicle
Two people shouting Islamist slogans have been arrested after they smashed a car into Barcelona’s airport.
No explosives were found in the vehicle which was driven through the revolving doors at El Prat airport’s terminal one at around 5am.
Spanish investigators have not ruled out any theories over the drivers motives, regional police chief Eduard Sallent told a news conference. Both are from Albania.
No injuries have been reported due to the incident.
Spain remains in a state of emergency due to coronavirus, as authorities grapple to contain the pathogen. It is the second worst affected country in Europe.
A vehicle pictured inside Barcelona airport’s terminal one this morning. Police said the incident did not cause any injuries
The vehicle pictured being driven out of terminal one. Police said no explosives were found inside the car
Spanish army vehicles were pictured parked outside the El Brat airport this morning
The grey vehicle, believed to be a Renault Megane, is shown with its two front doors, boot and bonnet open in pictures from the airport’s intermodal zone.
Photographs also show a line of Spanish military vehicles parked outside the airport.
A later image shows the car being driven through disabled revolving doors out of terminal one’s entrance.
The usually bustling airport has seen many flights cancelled or re-scheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
There were flights to Amsterdam due to depart at 6am, according to the airport’s website, a flight to Paris at 6.35am and flights to Las Palmas at 6.45am.
Spaniards have been banned from leaving their homes to stop the spread of the disease, except to buy essentials.
Tourists have also been asked to leave the country within days by prime minister Pedro Sanchez, after he announced that all hotels would be closed on Tuesday.
The car pictured inside Barcelona airport’s terminal one this morning
Several Spanish army vehicles at the airport. It is also being disinfected by the military