U.S. Capitol Police said a vehicle crash that occurred near the Capitol on Monday was not terrorism-related.
In a statement released Monday afternoon, Capitol Police said a car struck a barrier and a Capitol Police cruiser located southeast of the U.S. Capitol around 11:45 a.m.
Both the driver of the car and a Capitol Police officer were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The officer was released.
Capitol Police investigated the car and conducted two controlled detonations in the vehicle's trunk as a "routine precaution."
Police said there wasn't any evidence to indicate the crash was terrorism-related. The suspect was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assaulting a police officer, aggravated reckless driving, and no valid permit.