Police identify person behind Barcelona terror attack - UPDATED

Police identify person behind Barcelona terror attack - <span style="color: red;">UPDATED
# 17 August 2017 19:31 (UTC +04:00)

Local media has reported that Barcelona police has identified the perpetrator behind the terror attack, APA reports quoting Sputnik

El Pais, one of the largest newspapers in Spain, has published a report alleging that the van used in the attack was rented by a man called Driss Oukabir.

There has been no official confirmation of the identity of the perpetrator yet.

Earlier in the day, a van hit pedestrians in Barcelona's central Ramblas area.

Barcelona City Councilor has confirmed at least one person has died and 32 have been injured in the terror attack. At least 56 people have been taken to the hospital, Spanish media reports.

The incident has been classified a terror attack, Catalan police have confirmed.