On Thursday morning, a terror cell in Barcelona, Spain, claimed responsibility for driving a truck into a crowd of people. 13 people were killed in the attack and as many as 100 were injured.
The events transpired just outside of the hotel that was housing the Oregon State men's basketball team in the Los Ramblas area of Barcelona.
All members of the team are reportedly safe and accounted for following the incident. The team was scheduled to play an exhibition game later in the day, but the game was cancelled due to safety concerns.
Oregon State University released the following statement regarding the team's safety and the rest of the trip.
A video statement from head coach Wayne Tinkle describes the horrific nature of what occurred, but reinforces the fact that all members of the team, as well as the traveling party, are safe.
Athletic Director Scott Barnes also addressed the media in Corvallis in regards to the incident.
Here's Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes' first statement on the attack in Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/x9dQMPq4qp— Danny Moran (@DannyJMoran) August 17, 2017
There has been no word yet on if the rest of the trip will go on as planned. The Arizona men's basketball team was on a similar trip in Span and has reportedly decided to cancel the rest of the trip and head home. The Beavs are currently scheduled to head to Valencia, Granada, and Malaga before flying back on August 25th.