US Woman crashes into police cruiser outside the US Capitol
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 01, 2017,
Apr 01, 2017, 16:33
According to the U.S. Capitol Police, Everett was driving erratically on Independence Avenue and made a U-turn in an effort to evade police officers who were attempting to pull her over.
The woman, wearing a green jumper, was taken into custody. A District of Columbia Police spokesperson said someone in a vehicle tried to ram a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser and tried to run over several other officers. The Rayburn House Office Building has reopened and tourists are continuing to move around.
No one was hurt during the morning commotion, during which police fired shots, and the incident did not appear related to terrorism, Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki told reporters. Two officers were injured as well.
A woman, left, is taken into custody on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
Capitol Police sent to Hill staffers an email alert asking them to stay clear of the area.
"We know that she needs help", said Bonnie. She struck another vehicle and almost hit the officers, a brief pursuit ensued.
Late Wednesday afternoon, police identified the driver as Taleah Everett, of no fixed address. "I have an appointment", the suspect said when approached by an officer, according to a report released on Saturday by the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department.
In 2013, Miriam Carey, 34, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn., who reportedly suffered from postpartum depression, was stopped at a White House barricade before leading police on a chase in her black Infiniti toward the Capitol.
Hill faces four federal counts of assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal police officer with a risky weapon, and one federal count of destruction of property of the United States.
The agency also said that the suspect had no "previous history" with the agency.
"I asked our driver, 'What's going on?' Yanta recalled".
U.S. Capitol Police are now leading the investigation into the matter. The encounter ended with shots being fired. Carey was struck, and police found a 1-year-old girl in the vehicle. The cabdriver said, "They're running, they're running".