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Car Slams into U.S. Capitol Barricade

by Andrew Ramonas July 31, 2015 at 9:40 am 0

Car crash at U.S. Capitol

(Updated at 12:10 p.m.) — A car crashed into a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol this morning.

The crash happened near New Jersey and Independence avenues SE, the D.C. Fire and EMS Department tweeted about 8:45 a.m.

Antonio Pierorazio, the driver of the car, was taken into police custody, according to a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman. The man was the only person in the vehicle.

Police have completed their investigation of the crash, but haven’t said yet what they’ve learned about it.

When a Hill Now reporter arrived on the scene, several police officers were around a red Nissan Altima that was stopped by a barricade that controls access to a U.S. Capitol building parking lot. The car had Florida license plates.

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