In what is feeling like a weekly occurrence, there has been yet another incident on Capitol Hill.
After a string of intruders hopped the fence into the White House grounds, this time the ante was raised with something that sounds disturbingly familiar.
The Washington Post reports, Shots were fired Wednesday morning outside the Rayburn building on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol after someone tried to ram a cruiser, D.C. police said.
Rayburn is one of the congressional office buildings.
The incident started at 9:30 a.m. when calls came in for shots fired. A D.C. Police spokesperson said someone in a vehicle tried to ram a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser. Officers with the U.S. Capitol police pursued the person on foot.
By 9:45 a.m., the suspect was caught and in police custody.
The D.C. Police spokesperson said no one was struck by the bullets. It was not immediately clear who fired the shots.
Sounded like shots fired at the Capitol. Our view from Rayburn. http://pic.twitter.com/gPerfVGM2s
— Drew Griffin (@GriffDrew4) March 29, 2017
— Scott Ferson (@scottferson) March 29, 2017
This was the Capitol Police alert sent out, re: the shots fired near the Capitol: http://pic.twitter.com/V0uwoEWwhc
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) March 29, 2017
ABC reports, The suspect apparently struck a Capitol Police cruiser and then tried running over several officers who were on foot, according to Metro DC Police. At one point Capitol Police fired shots, but no one was hit.
The suspect was apprehended at 3rd and Independence Ave, and has been taken into custody.
No one was hit by the suspect’s car, police said.
The FBI said it would assist Capitol Police at the scene. There is no clear indication of a motive, or if this was an intentional act, according to the FBI.
Hm. Suspect in a vehicle tries to ram another car…anyone heard anything like that happen before? Yep, sounds like just a spontaneous misunderstanding.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]