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Breaking: Shots fired near US Capitol building after car strikes police vehicle, reports of officers on foot also hit

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UPDATE: According to a brief statement from Capitol Hill authorities, shortly before 10:00 a.m. a female suspect was driving erratically near the US Capitol when officers attempted to make a traffic stop which led to a pursuit.

During the pursuit authorities raised barriers to restrict the driver’s movement as she was driving the wrong way down a street. It was when she was confronted with multiple police officers and barriers that she rammed into officers, who then fires shots.

The incident does not appear to be linked to terrorism.

Earlier:
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A suspect is in custody after ramming their car into a US Capitol Police vehicle and possible striking other officers that were on foot.

ABC 7 is reporting at least two officers fired shots at the suspect.

Whether police officers were injured by the driver suspect is not known.

Fox News is reporting that the drive is a woman who

Todays’s incident comes on the heels of a terror attack where a driver mowed down pedestrians and attacked officer’s outside of London’s Parliament last week.

This is a breaking story. We will update as more information becomes available.

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