Tillerson Confirms American Fatality in Barcelona Terror Attack

Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (AP Photo/Oriol Duran)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed this morning one American was killed in the Thursday terrorist attack in Barcelona.

“We have now received word and confirmed the death of one American citizen in the terrorist attacks in Spain,” he said. “We express our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of this individual and obviously of others who have suffered loss of life and we offer our thoughts and prayers to their families as they are dealing with a very, very tough few days ahead of them.”