Clemson team safe after Barcelona attack
|2017-08-17 12:14:39.0- -||
Clemson Athletics released a statement on Thursday that the basketball team is safe in Barcelona, Spain after an attack near outside their hotel on Thursday morning.
"We've been in contact with our men's basketball program currently in Barcelona and the entire travel party is safe and secure. Their exhibition game for tonight has been cancelled and the team will return to Clemson as previously scheduled tomorrow morning. Our thoughts are with the people of Barcelona."
Early reports are at least 10 people are injured as a white van jumped a sidewalk and crashed into a crowd at Las Ramblas, a busy tourist spot in the center of downtown Barcelona.
1:00 p.m. ET Update: AP is reporting that local media TV3 says there is up to 13 dead and dozens injured.
Thanks for all the calls and texts. Everyone on our trip is safe and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.— Coach Brad Brownell (@Coach_Brownell) August 17, 2017
Everyone in our group in Barcelona is safe. Car attack was right outside of our hotel and we are on lockdown.— CU BBall Managers (@ClemsonManagers) August 17, 2017
Lord, please get me home safely! ??— Clyde Trapp Jr. (@ctrapp12) August 17, 2017
We are all safe!! https://t.co/qX3A6DMuMJ— Terrell McIntyre (@TMcIntyre5) August 17, 2017
Glad everyone is safe! This is wild— Gabe DeVoe (@GabeDeVoe10) August 17, 2017
#Pray4Barcelona crazy man.— Donte Grantham (@DonteGrantham32) August 17, 2017
I will never forget what I saw #PrayforBarcelona— Scott Spencer (@imgoinscotty22) August 17, 2017
GET ME HOME.— Shelton Mitchell (@SMitchell_4) August 17, 2017
Need everybody say a prayer for me & my team that we get back safe ?? & also prayers for the ones injured today & loss their lives ??????— Free Lil Deven (@QuiseOffDaLeash) August 17, 2017
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