Cops shoot at crazy trucker

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PO­LICE in Barcelona fired gun­shots to stop a man who stole a bu­tane gas truck and drove it at high speed against the flow of traf­fic on a ma­jor city road, ram­ming cars along the way.

Au­thor­i­ties ruled out ter­ror­ism as a mo­tive. In­te­rior min­is­ter Juan Ig­na­cio Zoido said the man, a Swedish cit­i­zen, has “a his­tory of psy­chi­atric con­di­tions” and “it has not been any ter­ror­ist act”.

The 32-year-old was ar­rested af­ter po­lice fired at the truck’s wheels to stop it.

The sus­pect is be­ing ques­tioned at a hos­pi­tal where he was sent for a med­i­cal check-up.

A Brazil­ian woman suf­fered a leg in­jury when she was hit by one of sev­eral bu­tane gas tanks that fell off the truck as the man tried to es­cape cops by speed­ing down a road near the har­bour.

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