Driver hits US Capitol police vehicle, taken into custody

Malecki said the incident involved a woman.

The suspect hit police cruisers and civilian vehicles before being trapped and apprehended, Fox News is told. As she did so, she nearly hit several officers. She has not been identified.

The FBI said it would assist Capitol Police at the scene.

The woman was not shot, Washington Metropolitan Police spokesperson Rachel Reid told the BBC, and no injuries have been reported.

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The incident started when authorities saw a vehicle driving erratically along Independence Avenue and they tried to stop it.

"Staff should stay clear of the area until further notice".

Police stand guard at the Botanical Gardens after the incident near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Secret Service agents arrested her around 2:15 a.m. "The individual has been taken into custody".

The incident came right off the back of another security threat the day before.

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No one was hit by any gunfire, according to the Post.

In front of the Rayburn House Office Building entrance on Independence Avenue, which is often teeming with lobbyists and staffers trying to make morning meetings, was mostly empty. The Rayburn House Office Building has reopened and tourists are continuing to move around.

On October 3, Carey approached a White House checkpoint and was approached by Secret Service officers.

Her young daughter was inside the vehicle at the time and was unharmed.

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Officers pursued the woman, firing shots as they tried to take her into custody.


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