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Spain / Barcelona Terrorism / Van Attack #1114921

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 17, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Barcelona: James Longman) The terrorism attack in Barcelona, Spain, by a van driving into the crowd on the sidewalk featured; scenes shown from the streets with cell phone video of people running for safety & of police; details given about several suspects. [Voices of witnesses Brandon SISSING†, Will AKO†- describe what happened with the van knocking over people.] The ISIS claim of responsibility noted.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The men in custody, one being Driss Oukabir†, who rented, but did not drive the van used in the attack, with a third man killed profiled; photo shown; details given from the ISIS playbook for vehicle attacks; scenes shown from the Nice, Berlin & London vehicle attacks. [Former DHS counterterrorism coordinator John COHEN†- assesses ISIS attacks.] The hunt for two more people & elements of the attack to be unraveled discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(New York: Linsey Davis) Police preparations in US cities to prevent any terrorism attack featured; scenes shown from the May car attack in Times Square that was not terrorism & the barriers on the street.

(Studio: David Muir) The response of President Trump to the attack in Spain mentioned.

Muir, David;
Longman, James;
Ross, Brian;
Davis, Linsey

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