Shots were fired this morning near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Shots fired near U.S. Capitol (Photo Credit: Dayton Daily News)

U.S. Capitol Police responded to the area at Washington Ave and Independence Ave, which is located near the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Rayburn House Office Building.

The female suspect apparently struck a Capitol Police cruiser and then tried running over several officers who were on foot, according to Metro DC Police. At one point Capitol Police fired shots, but no one was hit.

The female suspect was apprehended at 3rd and Independence Ave, and has been taken into custody.

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Source: News Now/Yahoo News/ ABC News Network

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.