Hunt for Barcelona terrorism threat individual called off amid news he has fled Spain

Photo of the town of Enix in Almeria. Credit: Google maps - Juan Mena.

NATIONAL POLICE in Spain have reportedly called off a manhunt for a 37-year-old man after it was initially feared that he had travelled to Barcelona in order to carry out a terrorist attack.

Spanish media reported that police had been warned to be on the lookout for a French citizen by the name of El Ouakili Abdelhakim.

Abdelhakim, who resides in Germany, reportedly visited websites containing terrorist material and a memo seen by Spanish media also allegedly claimed that ‘there is information that this individual is going to attack with a knife.’

But Spanish Police have now tweeted to say that they have called off the search. 

The tweet said: “The alert is off of the presence in the North of Catalonia of a suspected Islamic terrorist suspected of planning an attack.

“This person is already outside Spanish territory.  According to official sources.

 

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