OREANDA-NEWS  The Catalan police (the Mossos d'Esquadra) confirmed that it had received information about a possible terrorist threat in Barcelona. This was reported on Monday by regional law enforcement agencies.

Some Spanish media had reported that Mossos d'Esquadra looking for a man who could be planning attacks in Barcelona during the Christmas holidays. "Through international channels, we received a notice of a potential terrorist threat," the police said. At the same time, the police did not comment on what additional security measures were taken in connection with the information received. In the Mossos d'Esquadra added that the study obtained information.

Earlier, the state Department through Twitter called for "increased caution" in the area of Rambla street in Barcelona during the New Year holidays. "Terrorists can attack almost without warning, targeting tourist places, transport hubs and other public places," the Ministry said.

According to the local press, the Guards are searching for a Moroccan citizen who intended to launch an attack. In the Catalan capital, increased security measures, increased police presence in crowded places.

Spain has declared the fourth level of terrorist threat out of five. In the country regularly attend the operation to arrest suspected extremists.

On August 17, 2017, on the tourist street Rambla in the center of Barcelona, the van driver made a deliberate hit on passers-by. Following this, the Catalan police liquidated in Cambrils in the South of the autonomy of five terrorists. They tried to carry out a terrorist attack similar to the one that was committed in Barcelona. The victims of the attacks were 16 people, the responsibility for the attack was assumed by the terrorist group "Islamic state" (banned in Russia).