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Capitol Police Detonate ‘Suspicious Vehicle’ After Crash with Police Cruiser

US Capitol Police detonated the trunk of a suspicious vehicle after it crashed into a USCP cruiser on Capitol Hill by the Library of Congress on Monday.

The vehicle rammed into a USCP cruiser near the Library of Congress, according to Fox congressional correspondent Chad Pergram. One car, driving erratically, almost struck the parked cruiser before a second vehicle actually collided, according to Fox.

It remains unclear as to whether or not the two cars or their drivers were related in any way to each other.

The Capitol Police distributed an email calling the car “suspicious” and announcing that they would “disrupt the vehicle’s trunk” as a “precaution.”


Footage of the incident posted just after 2 p.m. contains a loud boom, presumably from the “disruption.”

Listen here: Controlled explosion on Hill as Capitol Police investigate suspicious vehicle. 💥

A post shared by John R. Parkinson (@jparkabc) on Jul 17, 2017 at 11:09am PDT


The USCP also preemptively announced several road closures, and directed “staff and other personnell … to avoid this area until further notice.”


The crash took place specifically at 2nd St. and Independence Ave. SE, at the intersection around which several Library of Congress buildings cluster.

The driver of the crashed vehicle sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital. The officer in the parked cruiser sustained minor injuries.

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