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No Injuries – “No Nexus To Terrorism" In Capitol Shooting

(Washington, DC)  --  There appears to be "no nexus to terrorism" in an incident near the U.S. Capitol earlier this morning.  The incident unfolded near the Rayburn House office building, which is across the street from the Capitol, and the U.S. Botanic Garden. So said Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki following the arrest of a woman who nearly hit some officers with her car.  

There are no injuries after a violent incident near the U.S. Capitol.  Shots were fired after a female suspect nearly struck a Capitol Police cruiser. 

The suspect is in custody.  Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said the woman was driving erratically and she called it a criminal act.  She added there appears to be no link to terrorism.  The incident unfolded near the Rayburn House office building, which is across the street from the Capitol, and the U.S. Botanic Garden. 

At 8:33 am CST, Capitol Police sent out an email alert about the incident asking Hill staff to stay clear of the area. Some of the House office buildings in the vicinity were temporarily placed on lock-down. Those lock-downs have been lifted

The scene of the incident is cordoned off but vehicular traffic is moving nearby.  With warmer weather, this is a period of high tourist activity in Washington, DC and the Capitol is a top tourist attraction.  The Capitol complex is one of the most heavily-secured areas of the U.S.

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