March 29, 2017

Apparent Attack on Capitol Hill (Update: Disturbed Person is Disturbed)

No idea as of yet but someone was using a car to try and run people down, similar to last weeks attack in London.


I'm pretty sure its the Russians. Reports are the driver was a female and was stopped a check point near the Capitol building.

Update: She's in custody whatever the deal is.

WASHINGTON (AP) A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said.

Shots were fired during the arrest attempt, but the incident appeared to be criminal in nature with "no nexus to terrorism," said Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki. No one was injured. She said the U.S. Capitol remained open.

Malecki described the woman as an "erratic and aggressive driver." As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, nearly striking officers and striking at least one other vehicle, Malecki said. A brief pursuit followed before the woman was stopped.

The incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens. Malecki said shots were fired "during the attempt to arrest the suspect," but declined to elaborate.

Update II: The woman has been identified.

She's has issues. Many many issues.

Taleah Everett, 20, was arrested after the shooting near the U.S. Botanic Garden, on the 100 block of Independence Avenue SW.

Everett was arrested and taken to Capitol Police headquarters for processing. She was charged with seven counts of assault on a police officer, two counts of destruction of property, fleeing, leaving after colliding and not having a valid license.

Her family was desperate for help and tried to get help several times. Less than two weeks ago, Everett's aunt filed a petition at a Prince George's County courthouse for an emergency health evaluation. A judge denied the request, the young woman's aunt said.

Also she failed to appear on a case Monday.

No idea why she was at the capitol.

By Howie at 09:59 AM | Comments |