Cops described “observing an erratic and aggressive” driver in the streets of Washington.
Capitol Hill police confirmed there were “shots fired” as cops tried to stop the vehicle and arrest the suspect.
A U.S. Capitol Police officer is injured after a vehicle crashed into a barrier Monday afternoon near the Library of Congress and U.S. Capitol Building.
Police have not identified the driver.
Shortly before 2 p.m., Capitol Police said they were preparing to use a small explosive to forcefully open the trunk, and the department warned that “a loud noise associated with this activity” would be heard. Capitol Police warned there could be a loud noise as police “disrupt” the trunk of the vehicle.
Katherine Gypson, reporter for VOA, said: “Police continuing to investigate suspicious vehicle at Independence & 1st, just heard planned controlled detonation here on Capitol Hill”.
Officers on scene have reportedly carried out a “controlled explosion”.