'Explosion and gunshots' on Capitol Hill as 'erratic driver rams cop car'

Pauline Gross
July 17, 2017

Capitol Police on Monday investigated an incident near the U.S. Capitol in which a vehicle crashed into a police cruiser on Independence Avenue SE, according to local reports. An erratically-driven vehicle almost missed a Capitol Police cruiser parked on Independence Avenue, but a second vehicle slammed into the cruiser.

The vehicle rammed into a USCP cruiser near the Library of Congress, according to Fox News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram.

Police have said little about the investigation, which began about 12:30 p.m. near Independence Avenue and Second Street 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".

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Whether the first auto was connected to the incident or if the driver of the second vehicle was distracted remains unclear.

The driver of the second vehicle was injured and taken to the hospital. The officer in the parked cruiser sustained minor injuries.

The intersection of Independence and First.

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