United States Capitol Shots Fired – CWEB.com

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United States Capitol Shots Fired – CWEB.com

Developing Story : Shots were fired this morning near the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. when a driver was taken into custody after allegedly ramming a police cruiser and trying to run down officers on foot. Suspect in Custody. The Rayburn House Office Building which was closed due to the emergency has reopened and tourists and visitors are continuing to move around.

At 9:22 a.m., Capitol police officers observed an “erratic and aggressive driver” in the vicinity of 100 Independence Ave, according to Eva Malecki, the communications director for the United States Capitol Police, who briefed reporters at Bartholdi Park.

As the officers tried to stop the vehicle, the driver pulled a U-turn and fled the scene, apparently striking another vehicle and nearly hitting officers. A brief pursuit ensued until the female suspect was stopped at Washington Ave and Independence Ave, which is located near the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Rayburn House Office Building, police said.

The FBI  is assisting Capitol Police at the scene.

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