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A Moroccan stabs two security guards at the Barcelona-Sants station

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A young Moroccan who wanted to enter the Barcelona-Sants station without a ticket stabbed two security guards at teh facility, the main railway station in Barcelona.

According to the Spanish newspaper El Nacional, the two men, who intercepted the young man, then detained him and took him to an area of the station to search him. The man, in his twenties, allegedly attacked them with a knife.

He would then have fled before attacking another guard who followed him. The emergency medical system (EMS) had to transfer the second guard, seriously injured, to the hospital in Barcelona. 

Health workers also treated the first one who did not suffer from serious injuries. Police sources told media that the Mossos d'Esquadra are still looking for the perpetrator of the attack.

This incident at Barcelona-Sant station comes on the same day as another, in which a man, also of Moroccan origin, is involved. Indeed, according to Spanish media, the Barcelona police had to stop a train at Cornellà station, after receiving information indicating that an individual was carrying a concealed firearm.

Arrested and then released, an investigation was opened against him, the same source concluded.

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