Capitol Police on Monday investigated an incident near the U.S. Capitol in which a vehicle crashed into a police cruiser on Independence Avenue SE, according to local reports.

One car almost struck the police vehicle, according to reports, while another car did crash into the cruiser.


Police told Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. that the individual operating the second vehicle was sent to the hospital while the officer inside the cruiser suffered minor injuries. Police closed multiple streets in the area.

An officer confirmed to The Hill that authorities planned to “disrupt” the trunk of the vehicle with a small explosion.

--This breaking news report was last updated at 3:15 p.m.