The motive remains a mystery


Something mysterious is going on in Spain:

Three people have been injured after a car mounted a footpath and ploughed into pedestrians in the Spanish city of Zaragoza, it has been reported.

The incident came just hours after Spanish police shot dead an Algerian man who tried to attack them with a knife at a police station…

The man entered a police station in Cornella, near Barcelona, just before 6am local time “to attack the officers” and was “shot down”, Catalonia regional police said on Twitter.

“An investigation has been launched following the events that occurred this morning at our police station in Cornella in order to clarify the reasons for the attack,” a statement said…

The central government’s representative in Catalonia, Teresa Cunillera, called for “prudence” before deciding what the attacker’s motive was and until police had finished their investigation.

“Until there have been a minimum of checks, of looking into the whys, it is very difficult to draw any conclusions,” she told public radio.

But I guess you know by now what comes next:

Anti-terrorism police sources said the man, a 29-year-old Algerian who lived in the area, had shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) as he entered the station.

No doubt another mentally ill Presbyterian. But as Ms Cunillera said, at this early stage it’s difficult to draw any conclusions.