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A witness described a terrifying scene along Las Ramblas during the van attack


Spanish police say at least 14 people are dead and 80 others were injured after speeding van struck pedestrians in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district on Thursday morning.

"We had just sat down at the very edge of Las Ramblas to eat at a seafood place," Jordan Alexis Raquel Fisher told Circa. "All of a sudden I looked up and there were hundreds of people running towards us and people were just stomping on people to get away." Fisher and her girlfriend ran to a nearby ice cream shop to seek safety.

Fisher is visiting Barcelona from San Francisco with her girlfriend and some other friends. She said others in her group were very close to where the van struck the crowd.

"They said it was so loud that they thought it was a bomb," Fisher explained over FaceTime. "A lot of people said they lost their children and significant others because everyone was just running over everybody."

Fisher also shared some of her photos and videos with Circa that show the chaotic scene.

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Everyone in Fisher's group is safe and accounted for. Her other travel companions ran from the scene and back to their hotel.

Spain's royal palace has condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona, calling the perpetrators "assassins, simply criminals who will not terrorize us."

The president of Spain's Catalonia region says police have arrested two people in the van attack.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

13 dead, two in custody after the Barcelona attack, a government official said

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