Catalan police say Sagrada Familia bomb scare was false alarm
A bomb scare at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia has been declared a false alarm
Catalan police declared a false alarm on Tuesday following a bomb scare that had led agents to cordon off Barcelona's Sagrada Familia church and send in a bomb squad to check a parked van.
Police said on Twitter that there had been no arrests as a result of the incident and that the area had returned to normal.
Barcelona was hit by attacks last month when militant Islamists drove a van down the city's Las Ramblas boulevard and carried out a follow-up attack in a nearby resort town, killing 16 people in total.
The Sagrada Familia, designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, attracts millions of tourists from around the world every year.
Updated: September 13, 2017 01:25 AM