Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cordoned off by Catalan police in anti-terror operation

Dignitaries leave after a solemn Mass at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica for the victims of the terror attacks that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona, Spain Sunday Aug. 20 2017

Police have evacuated the Sagrada Familia cathedral Tuesday in Barcelona as part of an anti-terrorism operation.

An explosives unit was called up to conduct checks on a suspicious van parked in the vicinity of the Antonio Gaudi-designed church, the police said in a statement on its Twitter feed.

Mohamed Houli Chemlal made the admission after being brought before a judge in Madrid, Spanish media reported, quoting court officials.

Several roads have also been closed.

"Follow the instructions of police".

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"We were evicted from the Sagrada Familia metro station and the police cordoned off the entire area", he tweeted.

Catalan police said on Twitter (in Catalan) that checks ruled out that the vehicle had any risky material.

Barcelona's famous Sagrada Familia church has been evacuated with anti-terror police on scene.

Barcelona, a tourism hub in northeast Spain's Catalonia region, and a nearby coastal town were targets of extremist attacks that killed 16 people last month.

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