US Capitol Police officer injured after vehicle crashes into cruiser near Library of Congress18 July 2017 | 00:34 | FOCUS News Agency
Authorities said the suspect crashed a car into the patrol cruiser and a barrier at Second Street and Independence Avenue SE at about 11:45 a.m.
The officer and the suspect were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The officer has since been released from the hospital, according to police.
Several streets in the area were shut down as crews searched the suspect's car thoroughly. Officials later determined the vehicle was safe.
Authorities said at this time there was no indication that the crash was related to an act of terrorism.
The driver, whose identity has not been released by officials, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon-vehicle, assaulting a police officer (felony), aggravated reckless driving, and no valid permit.
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