A car crashed into the cruiser of a U.S. Capitol Hill Police officer and hit a barrier on Monday causing the closure of several streets in the nation’s capitol for nearly four hours, the Gateway Pundit reports.
The vehicle was heading westbound on Independence Avenue SE when the collision happened at Second Street near the Library of Congress and U.S. Capitol Building at around 11:45 a.m.
Law enforcement used a “robot” to search the car needed to use explosives to open the trunk.
After their investigation they declared that nothing was suspicious inside.
In a statement, Capitol police said: “The vehicle was cleared with negative results… There is no evidence to indicate any nexus to terrorism at this time.”
Both the driver of the car, who is a young woman, and officer suffered minor injuries. The driver has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, felony assault on a police officer, aggravated reckless driving and driving without a permit.