Police investigate suspicious vehicle near Library of Congress

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 17, 2017

A bomb disposal robot detonated a charge next to a suspicious auto that rammed into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Library of Congress building in Washington D.C. on Monday morning, and police are still investigating the scene.

Authorities also closed Independence Avenue between Washington Avenue and Third Street in Southeast, Second Street between East Capitol and C streets Southeast, and Pennsylvania Avenue between Third and Second streets Southeast.

Katherine Gypson, a reporter on the scene for VOA, said: "Police continuing to investigate suspicious vehicle at Independence & 1st, just heard planned controlled detonation here on Capitol Hill". Then, a second vehicle crashed into the cruiser, Fox News was told.

"All staff and other personnel are directed to avoid this area until further notice".

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TWITTER WASHINGTON One man was arrested as'shots were fired during the incident on Capitol Hill

The driver of the crashed vehicle sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital. The officer has since been released from the hospital, according to police.

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

Stay with News4 for more details on this developing story.

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