Update: Spanish police have declare incident near the landmark Sagrada Familia basilica a "false alarm".
The police said no explosives were found in the suspicious van.
BREAKING: Barcelona police declare incident near landmark basilica a "false alarm," say no explosives found in suspicious van.— The Associated Press (@AP) September 12, 2017
Earlier: Police in Barcelona have sent a bomb squad to check a van parked by the Sagrada Familia church.
They’ve evacuated the famous tourist site as well as nearby shops as part of an anti-terror operation.
The huge unfinished building is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city.
— News Breakouts (@NewsBreakouts) September 12, 2017
Police in Barcelona have said explosives experts are checking a van near the landmark in an anti-terror operation.
The church has been evacuated and several streets cordoned off.
The city was hit by attacks last month which killed at least 16 people.
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