Suspicious vehicle crashes into police cruiser near Capitol

Capitol Hill

Streets around the US Capitol in Washington are in lockdown after a auto crashed through a barrier and injured a police officer near the Library of Congress at Capitol Hill.

The incident began when a vehicle being driven erratically came close to hitting the cruiser parked at its post along Independence Avenue.

NBC 4 is reporting that a auto crashed into a security barrier, while FOX 5 repored a vehicle crashed into a Capitol Police cruiser.

Witness reports state the vehicle slammed into fence and also struck a police auto.

Police have said little about the investigation, which began about 12:30 p.m. near Independence Avenue and Second Street Southeast. At some point, a police robot conducted a controlled detonation near the vehicle.

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It remains unclear whether the two cars or their drivers were related in any way to each other.

The driver of the crashed vehicle sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Second street, which runs behind the Library of Congress and Supreme Court, was also shut down.

The intersection of Independence and First. The Library of Congress is the unmarked building next to the circle.

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