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Catalan police officers stand guard at the entrance of a building during a raid, following an attack in Cornella de Llobregat near Barcelona, Spain, Monday, August 20, 2018. Police in Barcelona say they have shot a man who attacked officers with a knife at a police station in the Spanish city, saying in a tweet Monday the attack occurred just before 6 a.m. in the Cornella district of the city. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Police in Barcelona shoot knife attacker

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MADRID (AP) — A man attacked officers with a knife at a police station in Barcelona on Monday and was gunned down, police in the Spanish city said.

The attacked occurred just before 6 a.m. (0400 GMT) in the Cornella district on the outskirts of the city, local police said in a tweet.

Spain Suspect Shot
A body is taken on a stretcher by mortuary service members outside a Police station, following an attack in Cornella de Llobregat near Barcelona, Spain, Monday, August 20, 2018. Police in Barcelona say they have shot a man who attacked officers with a knife at a police station in the Spanish city, saying in a tweet Monday the attack occurred just before 6 a.m. in the Cornella district of the city. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Police said the man "intended to attack police officers."

They did not say whether the attacker was killed, but a short time after the incident a wrapped-up body was taken out of the police station on a stretcher and placed in a mortuary van.

Spain Suspect Shot
Catalan police officers cordon off the area near a police station, following an attack in Cornella de Llobregat near Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Police in Barcelona say they have shot a man who attacked officers with a knife at a police station in the Spanish city, saying in a tweet Monday the attacked occurred just before 6 a.m. in the Cornella district of the city. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Police provided no further details about the incident but said an investigation was launched and a news conference would be held later in the morning.

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