Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Shots fired on driver 'attacking police' near US Congress



Police in Washington have fired on a woman in a car after she struck a police vehicle near the US Capitol and tried to run over several officers.

 
The woman was not shot, Washington Metropolitan Police spokesperson Rachel Reid told the BBC, and no injuries have been reported.


She was taken into custody and the incident prompted a lockdown at one of the Congress buildings.


The incident follows driving attacks last week in London and Brussels.


Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said the suspect is a woman, and the incident is "criminal in nature with no nexus to terrorism".


Cameras captured the suspect's arrest

Bullet holes are visible in the windscreen of the suspect's car


The incident occurred after officers observed an "erratic and aggressive driver" and tried to pull her car over.


The driver made a U-turn, nearly striking several officers in the process.




BBC     News.