Police conducted a controlled detonation of a suspicious vehicle that crashed near the U.S. Capitol on Monday.
According to reports, the vehicle slammed into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser located at 1st Street and Independence Avenue.
At 1:54 p.m., the Senate Press Galley tweeted: "FYI:The US Cap Police are preparing to disrupt a suspicious vehicle on the Hill. There will be a loud noise associated in approx 5 minutes."
The detonation took place at 2:07 p.m.
The incident caused road closures, with police ordering tourists off of nearby sidewalks. Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.
Capitol Police did not immediately return a request for comment about the incident.
The Senate is expected to reconvene at 3 p.m. Monday.
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