U.S. Capitol Police responded to the area at Washington Ave and Independence Ave, which is located near the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Rayburn House office building.
The suspect apparently struck a Capitol Police cruiser and then tried running over several officers who were on foot, according to Metro DC Police. The suspect has been taken into custody. No one was hit by the suspect’s car, police said.
BREAKING: Suspect taken into custody after apparently driving into U.S. Capitol Police car, attempting to hit officers, D.C. police say.
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The FBI said it would assist Capitol Police at scene. There is no clear indication of a motive, or if this was intentional or not, according to the FBI.
Later today police will hold a press conference at Bartholdi Park.