A terrorist attack in Barcelona left at least 13 dead and 100 injured on Thursday, but fortunately no one from the Oregon State men’s basketball team —  which is in Barcelona on a foreign summer trip — was harmed. The attack occurred across the street from the team hotel, where the Beavers were having a pre-game meal during their foreign summer trip. The team watched the attack unfold from their hotel window, but coach Wayne Tinkle announced the entire team is safe in a short video on Twitter.

Strength and conditioning coach Jeff Macy also released a statement through Twitter.

The events understandably left everyone in the program shaken, so the team got together to collect their thoughts before heading back to their rooms. From the Oregonian:

“The coaches checked on them continuously and then brought them together again,” Barnes said. “They’re in good shape right now, given the circumstances. … They feel like talking amongst each other is therapy within this regard.”

Arizona, Clemson, Grand Canyon and Tulane were also in the Barcelona on Thursday, and they all confirmed their safety on Twitter as well.



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