Shots Fired At US Capitol After Suspect Attempts To Run Over Police Officers [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Shots were reportedly fired at the U.S. Capitol complex on Wednesday morning.

The Washington Post first reported the gunshots, said to have taken place just after 9:30 a.m. Eastern near the Rayburn House office building.

Reporters tweeted that two shots were fired in quick succession, and roughly a dozen Capitol Police cars raced down Independence Avenue in response.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

UPDATE — 10:04 am, EST: According to MSNBC, police officers opened fire on a car driving along Independence that hit a Capitol Police squad car and the incident appears to have ended.


Fox News reported that the driver attempted to run over Capitol Police officers and is currently in custody.

According to video taken from the scene, the suspect appears to be a young African-American woman.


This is a developing situation. Check back for updates.

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