CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer wondered on air whether the suspected terrorist attack on Thursday in Barcelona, Spain, was related to the violence that broke out last weekend at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va.
The attack in Barcelona reportedly resulted in several deaths and more injuries after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk.
"Yeah, there will be questions about copycats," Blitzer said during his coverage of the incident. "There will be questions if what happened in Barcelona was at all — at all — a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Va., even though there may be different characters, different political ambitions. They used the same killing device: A vehicle going at high speed into a group, a large group of pedestrians."
The violence in Charlottesville culminated in a 20-year-old man allegedly driving a car into a group of people counter-protesting a white supremacy rally, which killed one woman.
There has been no reported evidence linking the two events, though the Islamic State terrorist network has claimed responsibility for similar attacks in Europe wherein a vehicle was used to mow down pedestrians densely populated public places.