The couple from Walnut Creek, California, were celebrating their first wedding anniversary and honeymoon by travelling through Europe, and had arrived in Spain after visiting Paris and Venice. "I got pushed inside the souvenir kiosk and stayed there hiding while everybody kept running by screaming, and then the police eventually made us evacuate". Wife of Bay Area terror attack victim speaks out The tight-knit community got the awful news that her husband, Jared Tucker, was a victim of the Barcelona terror attack.
The 14 people killed and dozens wounded in two separate attacks were from 34 different countries, including France, Germany, China, Australia and Peru, Spanish emergency services announced Friday.
The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world - men, women and children from almost three dozen nations - testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city.
Betty Needham, who works at one of the companies Daniel Tucker owns, said, "It's a big loss here for us".
"He's been right there the whole time", his father told the New York Daily News.
But earlier Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that an American had died in the Spanish terror attacks, which included the vehicle attack on Barcelona's Las Ramblas boulevard and, hours later, another attack in the coastal town of Cambrils, bringing the total death toll to 14. "Our deepest sympathy goes out to her two sons, her husband, family and loved ones".
The attack is one of three incidents in Spain that officials believe are connected.
Jared Tucker leaves behind three daughters, his sister said in a message posted on a fundraising website.
On Thursday, a van plowed into a crowd of innocent people in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona. "She would always say, like, how good her boyfriend and how they were getting married and like, it's sad", said former student Lyana Richardson". He says it wasn't until the next day that he could fully understand what actually happened. Tucker was the sole American fatality. Five would-be attackers were shot dead by police in a seaside town.
Family members of a 7-year-old Australian-British boy have reported him missing in the aftermath of the Barcelona attack, an advocacy association for missing children said Friday. Italian officials said Russo's girlfriend suffered fractures and remains hospitalized.