Driss Oukabir: First photo of Barcelona terror attack suspect

Driss Oukabir, Barcelona attack suspectSpanish media

Spanish police have identified Driss Oukabir as the man suspected by police of carrying out a terrorist attack that killed at least 13 people in Barcelona's Las Ramblas, according to newspaper El Pais.

Scores of people have been injured in the "massive crash", according to police, with local media reporting that the driver fled the vehicle on foot after the crash.

Oukabir is believed to be of Moroccan-French descent and born in Marseilles but now living in the town of Ripoll, outside Barcelona.

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Police urging people to stay away from the area around Plaça de Catalunya, the city's central square where the main train station is located.

The first images from the scene have shown emergency services on the streets with people running from the scene.

Steven Turner, who works in the area, told the BBC: "People in my office saw a van ramming into people on La Ramblas. I saw about three or four people lying on the ground."

"There are lots of ambulances and armed police with assault rifles around now," he added.

Police and an ambulance staff work in a cordoned-off area after a van ploughed into a crowd on the Ramblas in BarcelonaJosep Lago/AFP
Policemen stand next to vehicles in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into a crowd on the Ramblas in BarcelonaJosep Lago/AFP
Police and volunteers attend to wounded people in Barcelona
Armed policemen stand in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17,Getty
Armed policemen stand in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017.Getty
Medical staff members and policemen stand in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017Getty
Abandoned air balloons of a street vendor tied to a chair fly at the empty Plaza de Catalunya after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017Getty
A policemen stand as he blocks the street to a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images
Armed police officers patrol an empty street, after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, Spain August 17,Reuters/Instagram
Footage shows aftermath in Las Ramblas after van plows into pedestriansFacebook/Dror Cohen via Storyful

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