(BARCELONA) — Spanish authorities announced that Younes Abouyaaqoub, the suspected driver in a deadly vehicle attack in Barcelona that killed 13 people, has been shot and killed.
He was wearing what looked like an explosive belt at the time, police said.
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Monday morning, police formally named Abouyaaqoub as the driver of a van that plowed down Barcelona’s crowded Las Ramblas promenade Thursday, killing 13 and injuring many more.
Authorities say Abouyaaqoub escaped the scene on foot, then carjacked a vehicle, killing the driver, authorities said.
He then ran up against a roadblock south of Barcelona and abandoned the car in Sant Just Desvern, a town not far from the city, authorities said.
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