US Capitol Police: Vehicle hits barricade, driver in custody

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a person is in custody after a vehicle struck a barricade near the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement Friday morning that they’re investigating after a vehicle hit the south barricade at the entrance to the Capitol grounds. Police say the vehicle has been cleared of hazards.

Police say the driver, the only person in the vehicle, was taken into custody and is being processed at headquarters.

Police say the D.C. Fire Department responded to the scene and some streets in the area are closed temporarily.

Photos tweeted by people in the area show a maroon sedan with a crumpled hood that had apparently crashed head-on into the barricade.

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