Shots fired near Capitol Hill when driver attempts to run over officers: D.C. police

WASHINGTON — A driver who allegedly tried to run over police on Capitol Hill, prompting the officials to fire shots, is in custody, Metropolitan Police Department officials said Wednesday.

A driver was taken into custody on March 29, 2017, after allegedly attempting to strike Capitol Hill police. (Twitter/ @GriffDrew4)

The driver used a vehicle to attempt to strike officers in the 100 block of Independence Avenue, D.C. police said. The incident was reported at about 9:30 a.m.

Capitol Hill police then fired shots at the driver, who was taken into custody near Third Street Southwest and Independence Avenue Southwest, D.C. police said.

No one was shot during the incident, according to police.

Capitol Hill staff were advised to avoid the area, but it did not appear to be on lockdown, according to police alerts tweeted by Scott Wong, a reporter for The Hill.

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