…cop hurt in crash when he rammed security barrier during chase…armored vehicles seen on streets near Capitol…The incident reportedly began when an unidentified woman tried to drive through a barricade at the White House. She had a child in the back seat of her vehicle. The woman fled the area and ended up at the Capitol, where she reportedly tried to drive through another barricade.
Authorities opened fire on the vehicle, killing the woman, authorities say.
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., told reporters he was walking from the Capitol to the Senate Russell Office Building across the street when he noticed several police officers driving fast up Constitution Avenue on motorcycles.
“Within seconds of that,” Casey said, “we heard three, four, five pops,” which he assumed were gunshots. He said police ordered Casey and nearby tourists to crouch behind a car for protection.WASHINGTON — WJLA – The U.S. Capitol is on lockdown. Reuters is reporting shots were fired outside the capitol. LIVE FEED
People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities.
In a notice distributed by email, the U.S. Capitol Police advised everyone to “close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows.The notice said gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill.
NBC 4 in Washington showed video of officer being taken to a U S Park Police helicopter after being injured in a car chase.
LOCKDOWN in Capitol has been lifted, according to WRC News…