Driver strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

Posted March 30, 2017

A woman is in custody after she tried to ram a police vehicle near the U.S. Capitol Wednesday morning, according to U.S. Capitol Police.

At the corner of Washington and Independence Avenues, where the pursuit ended, broken glass was visible on the street.

Officers opened fire on a person who reportedly crashed into a police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol.

Police gather at the area near the scene of the incident. It is being described as a traffic stop at this time.

Everett's aunt told News4 the young woman is bipolar. She did not believe Everett meant to harm anyone.

One picture spread on Twitter shows police officers hunched over something on the ground with more police rushing to join them. There were two bullet holes through the windshield.

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Nobody was injured and the female suspect is in custody, Malecki said.

Gunshots rang out near the US Capitol after a suspect crashed into a police cruiser and tried to run over several officers, police said. The witness, on Capitol Hill to visit lawmakers, declined to permit her name to be used. "We did not know what was going on or who was shooting".

And in 2013, Miriam Carey, a 34-year-old dental hygienist from CT, was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers in her vehicle outside the Hart Senate Office Building. The public is asked to avoid the area. The child was not hurt.

The U.S. Secret Service, which protects the president, his family and other top officials and visiting dignitaries, said that officers had established a perimeter, and moved pedestrians outside the White House a safe distance away, as a precaution.

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