Police fire shots at erratic driver near US Capitol

Streets near the Capitol were blocked off after the arrest, but the Capitol itself remained open.

"She was never a troubled teen, as far as I'm concerned", said Johnson.:She went to school, her grades were up.

Margarita Mikhaylova, a U.S. Capitol Police spokesperson, said the incident does not appear connected to terrorism. The suspect did strike another vehicle.

New details have emerged in the security incident near the Capitol on Wednesday, with court documents showing that two Capitol Police officers fired their guns at a woman's vehicle during an attempt to arrest her.

ABC News reported that the female suspect rammed a police auto and tried, unsuccessfully, to run over several officers.

A judge ordered that Mia K. Hill, also known as Taleah Michelle Everett, stay in jail without bond for the next five days for charges stemming from an incident yesterday when she rammed into cruisers and almost ran over several people near the Capitol. "The investigation of this matter is being conducted by USCP Investigations Division and the USCP Office of Professional Responsibility".

And in 2013, Miriam Carey, a 34-year-old dental hygienist from CT, was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers in her vehicle outside the Hart Senate Office Building.

The incident took place around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the area of First and Independence avenues SW, per NBC Washington. Capitol Police fired shots but no one was hit. During fair weather lawmakers often walk outside and cross Independence Avenue from the Rayburn building as they head to the Capitol, and the area on the corner of the Washington Mall is often crowded with tourists.

At the corner of Washington and Independence Avenues, where the pursuit ended, broken glass was visible on the street.

The judge did order the woman to be held without bond on four counts of assaulting a police officer.

"We're outside the Rayburn House office building and you see police activity".

Video from the scene showed officers putting Everett, a small young woman who was wearing a teal sweatshirt, into a police van.

  • Leroy Wright