Driver strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

Darin HammondMar 30, 2017

The suspect is in custody, and there is no connection to terrorism, and the area is slowly returning to normal.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki told reporters the incident had "no nexus to terrorism". No one was injured, and the Capitol remained open.

Police pursued the woman and ultimately were able to stop her at Washington and Independence Avenues Southwest.

U.S. Capitol Police officers have apprehended a female driver after she struck another vehicle and almost hit several officers near the Capitol, police said this morning.

Some of the House office buildings in the vicinity were temporarily placed on lockdown, but that was later lifted, ABC News reported. At one point Capitol Police fired shots, but no one was hit.

The intruder was carrying a backpack and purportedly got close to the White House's south portico residence entrance, near the Washington Monument.

The incident happened on Independence Avenue around 9:30 a.m. ET, police said.

Last year, a man who had previously described himself as a "Prophet of God" was shot after pointing a gun toward officers at a Capitol Police checkpoint.

Nearly exactly one year ago, police shot a man after he pulled a weapon at a US Capitol checkpoint.

(KPRC) Investigators say a Texas veterinarian accused in a murder-for-hire plot has committed suicide.

The agency also said that the suspect had no "previous history" with the agency.

Police swam the scene near the US Capitol.

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