Spanish police cordon off Madrid avenue

2017-10-26 20:40
Police officers cordon off a street. (Emilio Morenatti, AP)

Police officers cordon off a street. (Emilio Morenatti, AP)

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Madrid — Spanish police have cordoned off a section of Madrid's Gran Via central shopping avenue and are inspecting a car abandoned there.

A National Police spokesperson said on Thursday that officers were using sniffer dogs to inspect the car.

She said the car had not been reported stolen and that officers were looking for the driver who apparently abandoned the vehicle with its lights on and keys in the ignition.

The car was reported shortly after 19:00 (17:00 GMT) when the Gran Via is normally packed with people.

The police spokesperson discussed the ongoing incident on condition of anonymity in keeping with police regulations.

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