La Vanguardia newspaper responded one of the suspected perpetrators had been killed in a shootout with police on the outskirts of Barcelona, but this was unconfirmed.
Catalan watch said a driver ran over two police officers at a checkpoint in Barcelona after the van inveigh against, but it was not clear if the incidents were linked.
Officers reportedly used their weapons in an undertaking to get the driver to stop. One of the injured officers has a broken leg.
Police sources suggested the driver of a Ford Focus then fled Avenida Diagonal in the handling of the A-2 motorway.
A police spokesman said they had located the car in nearby Sant Equitable Desvern and were “checking it”.
The bomb squad has been deployed and is searching the arena.
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