False alarm at Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia led to evacuation, police say
Police said on Twitter that there had been no arrests as a result of the incident and that the area had returned to normal.
Police had previously said on Twitter they had cordoned off the Sagrada Familia and asked people to avoid the area while the operation is carried out.
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.
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