Photo, above: The suspect being taken into police custody. AP
WHAT!? A “female motorist hit the squad car and then targeted several officers,” yet “it’s not clear whether the incident was intentional?” Really? That’s some fine detective work there, Lieutenant Sherlock.
The New York Post is reporting that a driver rammed a police car near the US Capitol Wednesday and tried to strike several cops before Capitol Police opened fire, according to multiple reports.
The female motorist hit the squad car and then targeted several officers near Washington Avenue and Independence Avenue, several blocks away from the White House, around 9:30 a.m., ABC News reported.
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The suspect was taken into custody at 3rd Street and Independence Avenue about 15 minutes later, according to the Washington Post.Capitol Police fired shots during the mayhem, but no one was hit.
No one was hit by the suspect’s car.
The motive is unknown and it’s not clear whether the incident was intentional, according to the FBI which is assisting Capitol Police at the scene.