Spanish police and the supermarket chain Mercadona both confirmed to The Spain Report on Thursday morning that the shots fired at a store in Ourense (Galicia) were not part of a terrorist attack, refuting claims reported yesterday in British tabloid newspapers The Sun and the Daily Mail.

"He had no terrorist link at all", said a police spokeswoman: "it was not a robbery either. At one point in the video footage, he can be seen eating a banana and smoking a cigarette".

The police have not made the video footage public or provided journalists with a copy.

The attacker was a Spanish n...