Reports confirm that Younes Abouyaaqoub has been shot by Police in Subirats but police action continues, with local residents advised to stay at home and avoid using their vehicles.
Barcelona residents breathe a sigh of relief following the news. “Thank god its coming to an end”, said Pedro Fernandez to BarcelonaCityFM.
Following the terrorist attack on Thursday in Las Ramblas, the Mossos released a picture of Younes Abouyaaqoub asking the public for any information. He was consequently identified by a woman who claims to have seen him in Subirats, in the Penedés region.
The woman approached and asked him what he was doing near her home, causing the suspect to flee. She then called the police who responded quickly and gunned him down. The terrorist was found wearing a suicide belt and screaming “Allahu Akbar”. TEDAX, the Spanish explosives department, are still working to determine if the explosive device was real or fake, like the ones used in Cambrils.
Younes had ran over people in Las Ramblas last Thursday, then escaped through Mercat de la Boqueria and walked to Zona Universitaria. There he stabbed the 15th victim, Pau Pérez and escaped alongAvinguda Diagonal in his vehicle. He drove past a police checkpoint, injuring a policeman and the vehicle was found in front of Sant Just Desvern’s Walden building, but Abouyaaqoub was not at the scene.