Via Daily Star:
Police gave pursuit as the driver did a U-Turn – crashing into another car – before heading towards Capitol Hill.
Capitol Hill police confirmed there were “shots fired” as cops tried to stop the car and arrest the suspect.
The chase ended when the car slammed into a barrier and a police car near the Library of Congress, according to reports.
Police then carried out a “controlled explosion” on the suspicious car while investigating – with a loud bang heard throughout Capitol Hill.
No one was injured as the shots were fired during the arrest, police said.
Police have confirmed the incident is “criminal” in nature and not believed to have any terror links.
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Via NBC Washington:
A U.S. Capitol Police officer suffered minor injuries when a car crashed into his cruiser and a barrier Monday morning near the Library of Congress and U.S. Capitol Building.
The car was westbound on Independence Avenue SE when it crashed at Second Street about 11:45 a.m., Capitol Police said.
Police used a robot to search the “suspicious” car. Several first responders yelled “Fire in the hole!” as police opened the trunk of the car with two loud explosions.
A bomb technician examined and cleared the car, Capitol Police said.
Police found no evidence of terrorism in the incident.
The car was towed from the scene just after 4 p.m.
The driver of the car also suffered minor injuries. D.C. Fire and EMS took the driver and the officer to a hospital for treatment. The officer was treated and released, Capitol Police said.
The driver was charged with assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle), felony assaulting a police officer, aggravated reckless driving and no valid permit.
Information on the driver was not released immediately.
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