UPDATE: American man celebrating first wedding anniversary dies in Barcelona terror attack

UPDATE:

Jared Tucker is among those killed in the terror attack in Barcelona on Thursday.

Tucker’s father Daniel confirmed the tragic news to the New York Daily News.

“We just got the text — Jared’s body was identified at the morgue by his wife,” Daniel Tucker, 76, told the newspaper.

“It’s just something we really just don’t understand. I don’t know what else to say.”

“Everybody loved him. He’s been a partner working with me since he was 16 years old. We have a pool business, and he’s been right there the whole time. All our customers love him. All people love him.”

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

An American woman is searching desperately for her husband in Barcelona after he went missing during Thursday’s terror attack.

California teacher Heidi Nunes has been on vacation with her husband Jared Tucker, celebrating their wedding anniversary, according to People magazine. The two had made it to Barcelona after stopping in Paris and Venice, and were enjoying a day out in the Las Ramblas tourist district when tragedy struck.

Nunes told NBC News that her husband had just walked away to use the restroom when the van barreled past her.

“Next thing I knew there’s screaming [and] yelling. I got pushed inside the souvenir kiosk and stayed there hiding while everybody kept running by screaming.”

Nunes’ brother-in-law, Kulani Kalnui, told ABC News that his brother’s wife was evacuated from the area after the incident.

“She was able to get out of the area with the friend they were staying with in Barcelona, who came and picked her up.”

Kalnui said that Nunes has since returned to the area to search for any sign of her husband. She’s been to hospitals in the area and the Red Cross, but according to Kalnui, officials haven’t posted any names of the deceased or injured.

The U.S. State Department did confirm that one U.S. citizen “suffered minor injuries,” but the person was not named. Nunes also said she is aware of a picture that’s been circulating which appears to show her husband injured, but being helped by someone.

According to the report, police are still on the hunt for the driver of the van that killed 13 people when it plowed through Barcelona at 6 p.m. Thursday. Two people have been arrested in connection with the van attack, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility.

Hours after that, at least four suspects were shot down in another attack in Cambrils, Spain. A woman who was injured in that attack died, putting the total death toll for both attacks at 14 people.

 

 

Feature photo: Handout/Heidi Nunes