Police Search Home of Suspected Teen Van Driver

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police have searched the family apartment of a teenager reportedly suspected of driving the van in the deadly promenade attack in Barcelona.

Neighbors of the Oukabir family in the northern town of Ripoll say no one was home when the police arrived Friday morning. The door of the Oukabir’s first-floor apartment was busted open.

Spanish media have identified the van’s suspected driver as 17-year-old Moussa Oukabir. His brother, Driss Oukabir, a French citizen of Moroccan origin, reportedly went to police in Ripoll to report that his documents were stolen.

The mayor of Ripoll, Jordi Molle, says the documents were found in a vehicle used in the Barcelona attack.

Ripoll, a 90-minute drive north of Barcelona, is a quiet, upscale town of 10,000 tucked into hilly Catalan heartland.


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